BOSTON (UKTN) – A 17-year-old has been arrested on charges relating to a daytime shooting in Dorchester that left a mail truck with bullet holes on Tuesday.
The incident happened just after noon in the Quincy Street and Dacia Street area.
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The US Postal Service driver was not injured, but the truck, nearby fences and other cars on the street had been damaged by bullets.
A suspect who fit the description of a person trying to flee the area has been arrested. Dion Caruthers, 21, of Roxbury was arrested after a brief chase and they discovered a loaded handgun in his jacket pocket. Caruthers faces charges of illegal possession of a gun, but police said it was not clear if he was involved in the shooting.
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Shortly after the shooting, police said a 17-year-old presented to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Boston police said the teenager had since been arrested on Wednesday. He was charged with aiding, abetting and assaulting with a dangerous weapon.
A court-ordered GPS tracking device that was found at the scene of the shooting was later determined to belong to the suspect.
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He is expected to appear before Boston Juvenile Court.