BOSTON (CBS) – A 17-year-old has been arrested on charges related to a daytime shooting in Dorchester that left a postal truck with bullet holes on Tuesday.
The incident happened just after noon in the area of Quincy Street and Dacia Street.READ MORE: Massachusetts' 3 Casinos Have Encouraging Month In March
The U.S. Postal Service driver was not hurt, but the truck, nearby fences and other cars on the street had bullet hole damage.
A suspect who matched the description of someone attempting the flee the area was arrested. Dion Caruthers, 21, of Roxbury was stopped after a brief pursuit and they discovered a loaded handgun inside his jacket pocket. Caruthers faces charges for unlawful possession of a firearm but police said it’s unclear if he was involved in the shooting.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
A short time after the shooting, police said a 17-year-old checked himself into an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
On Wednesday, Boston Police said the teenager has since been arrested. He was charged with aiding and abetting and assault with a dangerous weapon.
A court-ordered GPS monitoring device that was recovered at the scene of the shooting was later determined to belong to the suspect.MORE NEWS: Plainville Firefighter In Coma After Contracting COVID-19
He is expected to appear in Boston Juvenile Court.