A Boston officer and a state trooper came under fire this afternoon during an investigation on Newburg Street, off Belgrade Avenue. They returned fire. One suspect was quickly arrested, the other fled, but was arrested tonight, Boston Police report.
Police Commissioner William Evans said tonight nobody was injured in the gunfire exchange, around 4:40 p.m., but that the Boston officer did suffer a minor injury during the incident.
The initially arrested suspect, whom the Herald IDed as Luis Colon, 25, and Rosado-Gonzalez both face arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court tomorrow on charges of assault with intent to murder, Evans said.
Through the night, Newburg was shut as Boston and State Police SWAT officers conducted door-to-door and yard-to-yard searches, with a State Police helicopter overhead shining a spotlight on the street.
Jess Mason, who lives next to the house where the gunfire came from, reports:
First there were lots of gunshots (popping so probably pistol rounds) then car pealing, then cops yelling.
Train service on the nearby Needham Line was shut as officers tracked Rosado-Gonzalez down the line towards and past Roslindale Village. A search dog picked up a possible scent on Lee Hill Road, just past the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street.
Boston officers boarded an outbound train just before Roslindale Village.
The Sumner and Mozart schools were put in "safe" mode - nobody let in or out - for about ten minutes at the outset of the incident.
At 5:42 p.m., Michelle Geffken reported from South Street:
Armed police just checked our garden shed. Flung the door open. No one inside, thank God.