A Dorchester Municipal Court judge set bail at $50,000 today for a man charged with shooting a woman after getting into an argument with another man outside 70 Lyndhurst St. late on Oct. 10.
Judge Lisa Grant set the bail for Asa St. Louis of Cambridge at his arraignment on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, second offense, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling for the incident, which sent a woman in a car to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her foot.
Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Ben Megrian had asked for $75,000 bail, saying the evidence, which included the victim picking St. Louis out of a photo array, pointed to him as the shooter.
St. Louis's attorney, Jeffrey Chapdelaine, however, sought to have his client released on personal recognizance, but with an order that he stay out of Boston. He said St. Louis is innocent. He said the police report on the incident never mentions the red sweatshirt he said his client was wearing and that a search of his grandmother's house failed to produce a gun.
Grant said that should St. Louis make bail, he is to observe a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.
St. Louis is next scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 4.