BOSTON (CBS) – Two men were ordered held on $30,000 bail after a Fourth of July shooting in Roxbury that injured two people, including an 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said the man who was shot in the incident will likely be paralyzed for the rest of his life.
Ian King, 28, of Dorchester, and Nathas Jacquecine, 31, of Boston, face several charges including assault with intent to murder.
The shooting happened during the Fourth of July festivities at Mary Hannon Park. King and Jacquecine were arrested about a week later.
During a Monday arraignment, King and Jacquecine hid from view in court. Not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.
Prosecutors said the men were caught on surveillance video shooting the 35-year-old man.
“Mr. King is seen raising his hand and pointing an object towards the victim,” Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin said. “Video surveillance shows Mister Jacquecine circle around the other side of the male victim, extend his arm and point it toward the male victim who is laying on the ground and you hear additional gunshots.”
An 8-year-old girl was inadvertently shot in the foot and released from the hospital that night. Court documents revealed that the girl is Jacquecine’s daughter and King’s niece. Jacquecine and King are brothers.
King’s defense attorney said the video was taken from a distance and there are issues with identification. He also told the judge that the victim has not identified King or Jacquecine.
“We don’t charge people under this administration without feeling very confident that we got the right people,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.
Neither King nor Jacquecine has any conviction on their record.
“He’s been steadily employed since he was in high school,” King’s Defense Attorney Patrick Gioia said.
The judge ordered both men held on $30,000 cash bail. They are scheduled to appear in court on August 15.