A young man from JP admitted in court Monday that he opened fire at crowded Forest Hills Station, wounding two women. Superior Court Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Reginald Price, now 19, to seven years in prison with five years probation. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 10 to 15 years. The shootings took place just before 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 as the busy transit hub was filled with commuters.
The 18-year-old men Transit Police arrested in Monday's "senseless act of violence" at Forest Hills Station that left two bystanders wounded were in court Thursday. Prosecutors on Thursday morning reported that Reginald Price of Jamaica Plain and Nicholas Bootman of Dorchester were charged with armed assault with intent to murder. However by Thursday afternoon, a more specific set of charges had been leveled: Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over age 60, assault and battery on a person over age 60 causing serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Although police collared the pair on Monday, police withheld their names until the two were in court Thursday. The judge put Price's bail at $50,000 while Bootman's was set at $25,000.