A-1 BPD Officers Locate Shooter and Gun After Even More Bullets Fly Downtown

At about 2:20 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2021, Officers assigned to District A1(Downtown Boston) heard shots fired in the area of Kingston Street and Bedford Street. Officers from District A1, along with the Massachusetts State Police, arrested Leon Edmonds, 23, of Roxbury.

Officers assigned to District A1 were called to 180 Lincoln Street for a group of approximately thirty (30) people causing a disturbance outside a bar. As Officers began to disperse the group, two groups of individuals could be seen arguing with one another outside of their gray vehicles. Officers were eventually able to separate both parties and remove them from the area. The groups returned to their vehicles and the officers began walking back to their cruisers.

 While walking back to their cruisers, Officers heard eight (8) to ten (10) gunshots. As Officers ran to the sound of the gunfire, they observed two gray sedans driving on Kingston Street and entering onto I-93 North. Officers simultaneously broadcasted this information to responding units and to the Massachusetts State Police along with the license plate information of the vehicle. Additional responding units located ballistic evidence, as well as ballistic damage to a building in the area of Kingston Street and Bedford Street.

Massachusetts State Police reported that a Trooper had located the vehicle, and was conducting a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of the Massachusetts Avenue Connector. Boston Officers responded to the traffic stop where multiple State Troopers had removed the occupants from the vehicle. A Boston Police K-9 Officer responded to the scene and located ballistic evidence inside of the vehicle.

Officers located a loaded Taurus 9mm with one (1) round in the chamber and five (5) rounds in the magazine from Leon Edmonds.

Leon Edmonds will be charged with the following offenses: Possession of a Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Possession of a loaded firearm, and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Leon Edmonds is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.