At approximately 21:40 hours, officers assigned to District B-3 responded to a ShotSpotter activation for 10 rounds at 4 Ames Street inside of the Franklin Field Projects in Dorchester. As officers responded to the ShotSpotter, the dispatcher updated that they had begun receiving calls that a person was shot at that location.
On arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from at least 7 or 8 gunshot wounds to his chest and arms. Officers on scene immediately began to render aid to the man who was critically injured and requested a push on Boston EMS to the scene.
Boston EMS supervisors responded to the scene and quickly began to care for the man, however an ambulance was seriously delayed as none were available. This has become a scary and common occurrence under the mismanagement of the Boston Health Commission and their Command Staff. They have left Boston EMS moral at an all-time low and staffing rates below critical, leading to some of the city’s highest attrition rates.
When Paramedics and EMTs arrived, they quickly loaded the victim into an awaiting ambulance before rushing him to a local area trauma center where he could receive further care. His injuries are considered serious and life threatening at this time and he remains in critical condition at the hospital.
Officers and Detectives secured the crime scene and marked off the numerous spent shell casings and other pieces of evidence. According to witnesses on scene the victim rear-ended another vehicle, a white crossover-type car, which then prompted the shooting. One woman who lives in the area told us, “It was ice cold, he tried to murder H in cold blood over some bullshit.”
Full notifications were quickly made given the severity of the victim’s injuries, and Homicide Unit Detectives as well as members of the Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene. While investigators were processing the scene, they discovered the license plate of a vehicle which happened to be from a white Infiniti FX, matching the suspect description that numerous bystanders had provided.
Boston Police Operations quickly issued a BOLO for the White Infiniti with heavy back end damage and Mass Tags of 4RXB39, adding that the suspect was wearing a blue sweatshirt. Additionally, the BOLO was directed to the Brockton area where the vehicle was registered to 138 Forest Ave.
While the scene was being processed in Boston, Troopers from State Police Middleboro began to search the area surrounding the suspect’s last known location in Brockton. Shortly before 23:00 hours, Troopers from SP Middleboro made contact with the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of 524 Ash Street in Brockton. The vehicle was found to be occupied two times by a male operator and female passenger. Both were removed and detained by Troopers due to the BOLO.
This morning, sources close to the investigation confirmed to Live Boston that the operator of the Infiniti and shooting suspect is 24-year-old repeat offender Aquan Hudson of Brockton. Our team then spoke with Boston Police spokesman Sgt. Det. John Boyle who refused to confirm any of the information, instead deciding to hold off on releasing it until Mayor Wu could hold a press conference Monday evening. This move by the office of media relations was clearly just another example of how the Boston Police Department leadership has chosen to prioritize keeping the Mayor happy rather than serving the public’s best interest. Hudson is likely to face multiple firearm charges as well as assault to murder and more. This is not Hudson’s first run-in with the law, nor his first time being connected to a shooting in Boston.
In January of 2021, Hudson was the passenger in a vehicle wanted out of Boston in relation to a shooting in Mattapan. He was arrested following a chase that ended in Brockton after the operator, Jhovanni Jackson, 21, of the Bronx, New York, crashed. Troopers on that scene recovered not just two firearms but also a ballistic vest and extended magazine.
Hudson and Jackson were both charged with illegal possession of firearms, carrying loaded firearms, possession of a large capacity feeding device and unlawful possession of ammunition. It is unclear at this time how Hudson was not incarcerated for this prior case at the time of Sunday’s shooting.
At this time we have not been able to obtain any further information. The Boston Police Department and the Detectives from the Homicde Unit continue to investigate this incident. They ask that anyone with information contact them directly at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist in 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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.