A man prosecutors now identify as being from Jamaica Plain allegedly fired the shots that left a 9-year-old girl paralyzed.
Dominique Finch, 27, was arraigned Friday in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges including assault to murder, according to prosecutors. District Attorney Dan Conley’s office had asked for bail to be set at $500,000 in the Oct. 9 incident.
According to prosecutors, GPS coordinates from a device worn by Finch matched those of a gray vehicle seen on security footage before, during and after the Roxbury shooting. Finch was wearing the device as a condition of release in a 2016 assault case. Prosecutors say the intended targets of the shooting ran toward the Annunciation Road playground where the 9-year-old and other children had gathered.
Finch was held on $300,000 bail.
“Every child, parent, and family has the right to feel safe in their community,” Conley said in a press release. “Acts of gun violence that threaten lives and safety will not be tolerated in Boston and Suffolk County. We’ll use every tool available to identify, apprehend and prosecute the individuals who commit them.”
Police once called Finch an “impact player” in gang activity at what is now the Mildred Hailey Apartments in JP, according to the Globe.
The next court date for the playground shooting is March 6. Initial reports had said Finch was a Dorchester man.