A man was held on high bail Monday on charges he allegedly kidnapped his son after a non-fatal shooting in Boston.
Twenty-seven-year-old Juan Ayala-Powell was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping a minor by a relative and related gun offenses. The judge in the case set bail at $150,000 and ordered Ayala-Powell to not have contact with the victim or witnesses, submit to GPS monitoring, and abide by a curfew in the event he is released.
Authorities say Ayala-Powell kidnapped his 9-year-old son before being arrested for his role in a shooting on Blue Hill Avenue in the city's Dorchester section last Thursday.
Assistant District Attorney Amy Martin told the court that Ayala-Powell and two other residents of the apartment had been involved in a verbal argument that night. Ayala-Powell left the building with the child but returned later that night and began to argue with the same individuals. Martin said he allegedly shot one person in the stomach and fled the apartment in an SUV.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for serious injuries.
The child was later located at a home of someone known to Ayala-Powell. It was the following day when police took Ayala-Powell into custody in Revere.
He's due back in court September 14.