BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police have arrested a Mattapan man in a Chinatown shooting early Sunday morning that sent four people to the hospital.
Police told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 the shooting happened just before 3 a.m. at 15 Edinboro St. near the New Moon Villa restaurant.
According to police, officers on patrol heard what sounded like gun shots outside 15 Edinboro St. and saw a man fleeing. The officers pursued him on foot and after a brief chase they caught the suspect.
Police said that during the chase an officer’s gun discharged but a preliminary investigation found there were no injuries as a result.
Melvin Smith, 27, of Mattapan was arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police said. According to police, Smith is known to Boston officers and has previous firearm convictions.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports