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PD: 2 Teens Shoot Guards at Denzel Washington Boston Movie Set

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    Two Massachusetts teens are being held on bail on charges that they reportedly shot two security guards at the set of a Denzel Washington movie in Boston last weekend.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017)

    Two Massachusetts teens are being held on bail on charges that they reportedly shot two security guards at the set of a Denzel Washington movie in Boston last weekend.

    The suspects, Quincy residents Dionte Martinez and Thomas Perkins, both 18, were arrested by members of the Youth Violence Strike Force as well as Quincy police on Thursday. Both are facing charges of assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.

    The guards were on the set of the upcoming film "Equalizer 2" when they were shot just past midnight on Whittier Street in Roxbury on Saturday, according to Boston police.

    One female guard suffered gun shots to her legs and a male guard was shot in the right knee. There were both taken to a local hospital, where they were treated.

    The two suspects fled the scene, but left behind two firearms.

    According to Sony Pictures, the production crew was not filming at the time and no talent was on the set.

    Martinez and Perkins were arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court. Both suspects have had run-ins with police before, but their lawyers say they didn't commit the crime.

    Martinez was ordered held on $10,000 and Perkins was ordered held on $8,000 bail.

    Both men are due back in court in November.

    Production has since resumed on the movie.

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