Officers Nearly Killed As Car Escapes Traffic Stop in Roxbury

At approximately 22:30 hours on January 12, officers and Troopers from the Youth Violence Strike Force, also known as the Gang Unit, attempted to stop a Grey Jeep Compass with Virginia Plates in the area of Mt Pleasant Street.

The vehicle fled the scene at a high rate of speed, striking numerous cruisers, however officers escaped any major injuries. A BOLO was immediately issued for the vehicle and units across the entire metro-Boston area began to search for it. Included in the BOLO was information that the operator was armed with a firearm and most likely dangerous.

Throughout the night, officers continued to search for the vehicle and at approximately 09:00 hours the following morning, they located it in the area of Freeport Street and Dorchester Ave.

A female was taken from the scene however it is I unknown on what charges she faces. No further information is available on this incident at this time.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.