Friday, November 1, 2019

Boston man arrested for Assault/Firearm violations.

On October 31, 2019 at approximately 3:13PM Transit Police officers assigned to the South District received a radio call to respond to the MBTA's Ruggles Station for a report of Shots fired. Upon arrival TPD officers ascertained the following information: A male, later identified as Andrew Cephas, 21, of Boston while walking through the lower busway engaged in a verbal confrontation with another adult male. The confrontation became physical, Cephas being the aggressor, and at some point a gun shot was discharged. No one was struck and Cephas fled the busway.

Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Transit Police detectives, a short time after the incident, Cephas was placed into custody for numerous firearm violations and Assault. Cephas was transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.

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