Police: Suspect in Caribbean pageant taking pictures faces a number of new costs


Newly filed costs in opposition to Gerald Vick embrace six counts of assault and battery with a harmful weapon.

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Gerald Vick (proper) was arraigned for the J’ouvert celebration shootings within the Dorchester division of Boston Municipal Court docket final week. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe Employees

A Dorchester man arrested within the aftermath of final month’s Caribbean pageant taking pictures is dealing with a slew of extra gun costs, Boston police mentioned.

Gerald Vick, 30, was initially charged with illegal possession of a firearm following the Aug. 26 taking pictures on Talbot Avenue. He’s accused of collaborating within the trade of gunfire that injured eight folks and disrupted the close by J’ouvert parade, Boston police mentioned in a Sunday information launch. 

Police mentioned Vick had a 9mm pistol on him, full with a big capability journal and a “Glock swap” that enabled it to fireside repeatedly.  

Vick, who pleaded not responsible to the preliminary costs, had been free on bail in one other unlawful gun case on the time, The Boston Globe reported.

On Friday, Boston police tacked on a number of extra costs: six counts of assault and battery with a harmful weapon — firearm; armed assault with intent to homicide; illegal possession of a machine gun; illegal possession of a firearm — subsequent offense; armed profession felony; discharging a firearm inside 500 ft of a dwelling; and possession of a giant capability feeding gadget.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Vick’s lawyer declined to touch upon the extra costs. 

The gun violence didn’t stem from the J’ouvert parade, however from an altercation between two teams close by, the Globe reported, citing Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox.

The Suffolk County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned final week that one other man charged in reference to the taking pictures, 21-year-old Dorchester resident Sebastian Monteiro Fernandez, could possibly be seen on digital camera approaching a metallic parade barrier, partaking a separate group of males, and taking pictures rounds towards the group, who then returned fireplace. 

Vick and Monteiro Fernandez had been amongst a number of individuals who confronted firearm costs after the taking pictures.

“It’s not possible to overstate the sheer recklessness of firing bullets on a metropolis road at any time, a lot much less when individuals are gathered to rejoice and luxuriate in a preferred cultural occasion,” Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden mentioned in an announcement. “This taking pictures is horrifying not just for the thoughtlessness of these concerned and the accidents they inflicted, however for the potential fatalities that, mercifully, didn’t happen.”

Vick is due again in Dorchester Municipal Court docket on Friday.