Boston Police report arresting a Braintree man after a car crash in Roxbury but say he is a suspect in a shooting outside the Copley Square Hotel on Huntington Avenue in Copley Square.
Police charged David Fernandes with refusal to submit to a police officer, negligent operation, assault by means of a dangerous weapon - the car - and operation after suspension after he crashed a Kia Sorrento into several parked cars on Norfolk Avenue.
Police were looking for the car in connection with a shooting around 2:25 a.m. outside the hotel. Police say the victim is expected to survive.
Officers on patrol spotted the black Kia Sorrento at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Hampden Street, police say, adding that Fernandes then spotted them and sped off:
The suspect vehicle turned right on Massachusetts Avenue and then down several side streets in an attempt to remain out of sight of police the area. While speeding outbound on Norfolk Avenue, the suspect vehicle suddenly swerved into the opposite lane of travel, directly towards a police vehicle, causing the officers to quickly maneuver to avoid a head on collision. The suspect vehicle then continued to travel outbound at a high rate of speed before crashing into several parked cars in the area of 198 Norfolk Avenue. Officers later retraced the path of flight of the suspect vehicle and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Ruger handgun in the area of 38 Norfolk Avenue. The operator and three passengers inside the suspect vehicle were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of multiple injuries which are considered non-life threatening.