Police have arrested two men after an 18-year-old was dragged by a car in Boston Friday night, officials said.
According to Massachusetts State Police, they converged on a house party on Phillips Street in Boston early Sunday morning and arrested Dejon W. Barnes, 18, of Dorchester and Kenneth R. Ford, 23, of Roxbury in connection with Friday night's incident.
Barnes and Ford were brought to the State Police Barracks in Boston and booked.
They have both been charged with unarmed robbery. Additional charges are expected to be sought in conjunction with the Suffolk District Attorney's Office.
Barnes and Ford will be arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court. It is not clear if either has an attorney.
The arrests came after an extensive investigation.
Evidence collected during the investigation led police to believe that the two suspects were in a vehicle late Friday night and met the victim on Gallivan Boulevard in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. Police say the suspects were purchasing a smart phone from the victim.
During the interaction, the two suspects hooked the victim's arm in the car by closing the car window on his arm. They then drove off at a high speed, dragging the victim alongside the moving car for several blocks, police said.
Evidence indicates that the suspected vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Washington Street and continued to travel away from the initial scene.
The victim was located on Gallivan Boulevard, just prior to Nevada Street. He was unresponsive and suffering from severe injuries, police said.
Barbara Miller, who lives on Gallivan Boulevard, said she saw the emergency response.
"All I saw were the police cars out there and the yellow tape," she said. "And detectives between the yellow tape, a lot of them for a long time."
The victim is being treated at Boston Medical Center. He remains in critical condition.
The victim's name is not being released at this time.