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Police Shootout Riddles Home in Roslindale, Massachusetts

Family is grateful no one was hurt during the incident



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016)

    A shootout in a Boston neighborhood on Tuesday shook up one family as bullets shattered the window of their Roslindale home.

    Two undercover Boston Police officers became involved in an exchange of gunfire with two men after police had arranged to meet the suspects on Newburg Street to allegedly buy guns.

    In court on Wednesday, prosecutors said Eric Rosado-Gonzalez pulled a gun on an officer and threatened to kill him in a robbery attempt.

    His accomplice, Luis Colon, then opened fire at another undercover officer and police returned fire. No one was struck.

    When the gunfire erupted, the bedroom window of Geno Johnston's teenage daughter was shattered. His 12-year-old son was sent running for cover.

    "He just hit the floor and got himself to the basement," Johnston recalled. "He didn't know what going on."

    Johnston's daughter wasn't home and he was working up the street when the shootout took place.

    Police said Rosado-Gonzalez ran off following the shootout which started local and state police on a massive manhunt in the neighborhood. About five hours later, he was found nearby.

    It was a scary situation for the entire neighborhood, where police had gone door-to-door searching for Rosado-Gonzalez.

    Now a day later, neighbors like Johnston now have to deal with the clean up. Johnston says he counted at least 8 bullet holes to his home. Other homes on the street were also struck.

    Despite the chaos, Johnston says he's grateful no one was hurt during the incident.

    "It was surreal moment," he said. "I've never had a kid in this situation before."

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