Boston police ask public for assist figuring out suspect in Caribbean pageant parade taking pictures


One individual has been arrested and charged as a shooter, however police are searching for a second suspect.

Boston police are asking for the general public’s assist in figuring out a suspect they consider was concerned in a Saturday taking pictures at a Boston Caribbean Competition parade that injured eight folks.

A shootout unrelated to the pageant befell simply earlier than 7:45 a.m. on the outskirts of the J’ouvert Parade in Dorchester, police mentioned beforehand. One individual was critically injured.

Police have charged 21-year-old Dorchester resident Sebastian Monteiro Fernandez as a shooter within the incident, however are searching for one other suspect.

The suspect within the image beneath is described as a Black male, police mentioned in a press launch Wednesday. He was final seen carrying a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with white stripes, and white sneakers.

Boston police consider the male pictured above was concerned within the taking pictures on the Boston Caribbean Competition Saturday. – Boston Police Division

Anybody with details about this suspect or the taking pictures is requested to name police at (617) 343-4712 or 1 (800) 494-TIPS to provide data anonymously.

Monteiro Fernandez allegedly went over to a steel parade barrier on Talbot Avenue and shot at a bunch of males, who then returned hearth, the Suffolk County District Lawyer’s workplace mentioned throughout his arraignment Monday.

Monteiro Fernandez was shot within the leg in the course of the taking pictures and went to hunt medical consideration, police mentioned beforehand. He was taken to a hospital earlier than he was recognized as one of many shooters and positioned beneath guard.

One other shooter was seen operating from the scene into the again of a close-by Boys and Women Membership constructing, police mentioned beforehand.

Police later arrested a 17-year-old Dorchester male who match the outline of that shooter, however on Sunday, they have been nonetheless investigating whether or not he was concerned within the taking pictures.

Boston police spokesperson John Boyle declined to make clear Wednesday evening whether or not the 17-year-old was decided to have been concerned within the taking pictures or whether or not the person pictured above is the second shooter police initially described.

Monteiro Fernandez was arraigned on costs of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a weapon inside 500 toes of a dwelling, and 7 counts of armed assault with intent to homicide. The decide held him with out bail pending a dangerousness listening to.

Police arrested a number of others on firearms costs on the parade, however no others have been charged with a firing a weapon. They have been additionally arraigned Monday.

On the arraignment, the lawyer of one of many others arrested, 30-year-old Dorchester resident Dwayne Francis, claimed Francis wasn’t concerned within the taking pictures, claiming video was captured of Francis “doing the suitable factor” by choosing up a gun and giving it to police.

However prosecutors described Francis as an “instigator” within the shootout. He was ordered held on $10,000 bail, and ordered to stay beneath home arrest with a GPS tracker if launched.