Shots Fired at Forest Hills Station, Two Arrested

Shots fired at Forest Hills Station, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

Two individuals are in custody and a firearm was recovered following gunfire outside Forest Hills Station this morning.

Transit police officers arrested two teenage suspects, according to the BPD:

“At about 7:55 AM on Friday, October 16, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Asticou Road and Washington Street.

“While en route, officers learned that a BPD detail officer and MBTA officers were speaking with four victims in the area of the Forest Hills T Station and two additional individuals were detained inside the station by MBTA officers. Upon arrival at the scene, officers were informed that four victims were involved in a verbal altercation on a bus with a male and a female. The four victims reported that during the altercation the female brandished what appeared to be a taser and threatened them. After exiting the bus, the male suspect took out a firearm and fired several shots in the direction of the four victims. Officers recovered ballistic evidence on scene.

“Officers in the MBTA station observed two individuals fitting the suspects’ descriptions and detained them. The two individuals, 18-year-old male Kisean Parker of Boston and 18-year-old female Kevasia Lowe of Boston, were positively identified and arrested. During the booking process, a firearm and a taser were recovered from Lowe’s handbag.

“Parker was charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm within City Limits, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Ft. of a Dwelling. Lowe was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Taser), and Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon (Taser). Both suspects will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court.”

Resident Chuck Collins, who was on the scene, tells Jamaica Plain News that he heard a series of gunshots at the end of Asticou Road. He then saw young people running away down Washington Street.

Collins, who took the photo above, reported seeing a car hit by gunfire, but believes the vehicle may have driven off.

  • Monster

    My mother taught me to live by the golden rule: always be the first to shoot.

  • Monster

    This has been today’s edition of Utterly Senseless Youth Urban Violence.

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  • Lynn McSweeney

    I’m stealing my own comment made on last season’s shootings at Forest Hills Station, as it sadly still applies (but at least this time no bystanders were shot):

    Let’s start a “GoFundMe” site for underprivileged gang-members so they can access gun-ranges and learn how to shoot accurately, thereby reducing the number of unintentional pedestrian drive-by victims. Jamaica Plain has had rather a lot of badly-aimed shooters recently.

    • hydesquare

      I hope you’re being facetious. I would hate to think that anyone could actually be that ignorant.

      • Lynn McSweeney

        Think of it as “A Modest Proposal”. A little education lifts everyone out of ignorance. And thanks for the misplaced scolding; that’s sure to improve any bad situation.

        • hydesquare

          I’m not sure what I said that could have provoked you to say such mean things, but I’m really not surprised considering your initial idiotic comment. I can only presume it’s because you’re nothing but a mean, vindictive and sad little person. Have a wonderful day, sad little person. 🙂

          • Lynn McSweeney

            I’ll pray for you, whoever you are, “hydesquare”.

  • moved!

    last fall, after a shoot out a block to the left & a shoot out a block to the right of our street in the space of several weeks, we posted on a J.P. neighborhood site to form a prayer group to pray for J.P.
    the post was ‘flagged as inappropriate’!! & pulled.

    Good luck Jamaica Plain.

  • Paul

    There should be zero tolerance for this. Absolutely zero. These animals are not welcome in our society. If they want to shoot people so bad, send them off to the front lines in Syria.

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