Friday, March 1, 2013

Deadly shooting Dudley MBTA station

On February 28, 2013 at approximately 9:49 pm a Transit Police officer assigned to Dudley MBTA Bus Terminal heard what he believed to be gunshots in the area of Berth #13. The officer immediately proceeded in that direction, several witnesses began pointing to two subjects who were observed fleeing from the area of the victim. The Transit Police officer along with Boston Police officers, who were also in close proximity to the incident, gave chase and both subjects were quickly apprehended.   Boston EMS located a victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Brian Cooper, 25 and Jamel Bannister, 22 were arraigned today in Roxbury District Court for Murder and Unlawful Possesion of a Firearm. Cooper and Bannister were held without bail and are scheduled to appear again on April 1, 2013.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has identified the victim as Courtney Jackson, 26 of Roxbury.

"This incident was not a random act", Chief MacMillan stated. "These individuals had some interaction prior to the incident and it is fortunate no bystanders were injured. I want to thank the Transit Police officer assigned to the station as well as the Boston Police officers for their quick work in reporting the incident and apprehending the suspects".