Man Accused of Shooting Teen in Boston's Roxbury Neighborhood Appears in Court

Dondre Crawford appeared in court Thursday

A man accused of shooting a teenager three times in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood appeared in court on Thursday morning.

Dondre Crawford, age 20 of Roxbury, was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling, and resisting arrest.

He was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail on charges that he shot a second man in view of a police officer working a detail near the scene, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

Crawford was also held without bail pending a hearing to determine whether he had violated the terms of his probation on a 2014 gun conviction for which he had also served a year and a half behind bars.

The shooting occurred on Wednesday morning near 42 Walnut Park.

Crawford and another man walked past an officer and began arguing when Crawford pulled a firearm from his sweatshirt and began firing.

The victim, 19-year-old, Eugene Parrish Jr., was shot in both legs.

He was able to get himself to Boston Medial Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The officer confronted Crawford and ordered him to stop.

Instead, Crawford ran towards the officer, threw the firearm, and began sprinting toward Washington Street.

The officer lost sight of Crawford but additional Boston Police units along with the help of the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing responded and located him near Dixwell Street.

Crawford will appear back in court on May 20th.

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