Bail Set at $400K for Minister Charged With Shooting Teen

Reverend Shaun Harrison Jr. is accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy he had enlisted to sell pot for him following a dispute

A Boston minister who also worked at a city high school before he was charged with trying to a kill a 17-year-old student was ordered held on $400,000 bail following a court appearance on Tuesday.

Authorities last week charged the Reverend Shaun Harrison Jr. with cocaine, marijuana and gun offenses based on a search warrant executed at his home following the shooting last week. Authorities say the 55-year-old Harrison was leading a "double life," as a youth minister and anti-violence activist, even as he was allegedly involved in the drug trade.

Harrison had been held on $250,000 bail, but he was ordered held on an additional $150,000 bail on Tuesday on several new charges, including two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, one ocunt of trafficking in cocaine, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition, and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Prosecutors say he shot a 17-year-old boy he had enlisted to sell pot for him following a dispute.

His total bail is now $400,000. He is due back in court on April 16.

After his arrest, Harrison was fired from his job at English High School.

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