At approximately 01:00 hours this morning Boston Police Officers from District D-4 responded to Insomnia Cookie at 708 Commonwealth Ave for reports of an Assault & Battery in progress. When Officers arrived they found Boston University Police on scene with a group of two men and two women who had allegedly attacked and pepper sprayed one of the employees inside of the cookie store. The victim on scene reported that the group of attackers was lead by a former employee who had gotten fired and had returned to exact her revenge. A short while later Officers again received another call for the same group who had returned and was now waiting outside of the restaurant to presumably finish what they started. Officer agin responded and dispersed the group from the area. As a result of this incident, an 18-year-old female was issued a summons to Roxbury District Court on charges of Felony Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
At 02:36 hours Officers assigned to District C-11 responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 33 Neponset Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle pulling up to a residence in the area. The officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator who stated that he was picking up a friend in the area. Officers observed a male party exit one of the residences while talking on the phone to the vehicle operator. The male stated that someone had attempted to gain entry to the residence and officers observed a broken shovel in the side yard as well as damage to the door. Further, officers located ballistic evidence on the front porch of 33 Neponset Avenue. Witnesses in the area stated they had heard the front door open and then several loud bangs which sounded like gunshots. Officers were able to check the residence and inside of the male’s bedroom, officers recovered a black Glock 22 .40 caliber firearm which was unloaded. The suspect was taken into custody. The male operator of the vehicle was identified and released from the scene. Officers arrested Sebastian Monteiro Fernandes, 18 years-old of Dorchester. Fernandes is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Destruction of Property, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling.
During the booking process, officers recovered a spent shell casing in the suspect’s right shoe.
At 02:55 hours, Boston Police Officers from District B-2 responded to the area of Regent Street and Akron Street in Roxbury, the 911 caller stated that a grey Honda Civic was parked out front occupied by a man and a woman that she believed had firearms and were intending to shoot her. Officers canvased the area for the vehicle which they were not able to locate.
At 03:13 hours Boston Police received a 911 call stating that car involved in the Neponset Ave Shooting had been located in the area of 145 Centre Street in Roxbury, strangely enough this vehicle matched the description of the car that the woman had thought was watching her and wanting to cause her harm. Officers located the vehicle which had sustained significant ballistic damage, and the young woman who met them on scene confirmed that it had occurred on Neponset Ave, however she left out a few key details. Additionally a Zipcar was left running and unlocked behind the shot up car however the woman at first claimed to not know who’s car it was.
After extensive research and investigation by or writers and staff we think we have a full picture of the incident. Although Boston Police could only confirm that there was an ongoing investigation, by speaking with some of the involved individuals and witnesses we have began to gain a better understanding of the nights events. The incident seems to have begun after a fight between a woman who was fried from Insomnia Cookie and the worker who was there, after this fight, the suspects that were in the car that eventually got shot-up, seemingly chased the worker to her boyfriends house on Neponset Ave. During an altercation at that address it is believed that Mr. Fernades, who is believed to be the boyfriend of the worker, fired several shots at the Honda Civic. After this incident, it is believed that the female worker returned to her residence on Regent Road in Roxbury were the subjects in the shot up vehicle followed her to and began to wait outside, but were quickly scared off by responding BPD Units. Eventually when the subjects in the Honda Civic realized they would not be able to exact their revenge and that the car had become practically inoperable given the multiple flat tires, they finally called 911 and reported the ballistic damage. The involved parties seemed to be known to Officers on scene and this incident is just another example of the strange, sometimes idiotic reasons that many shootings occur in this city. As we said before, this incident remains under investigation by Boston Police Detectives. No further information is available at this time, once we have more informant or confirmation we will update accordingly.