Boston police arrest final J’Ouvert parade shooting suspect

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Police have arrested the final suspect involved in shooting near a Dorchester parade in August that left eight people injured.

Boston Police on Wednesday arrested Hubman Hunter, 31, of Lynn, after they located him in Quincy, according to a brief police statement.

Hunter is charged with eight counts of armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a firearm without a license (3rd offense), carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card, carrying a firearm without a license with two prior violent or drug crimes and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

Hunter’s arrest follows those of Gerald Vick, 30, of Dorchester; Dwayne Francis, 30, of Dorchester; John Davis, 32, of Boston; Sebastian Fernandez, 21; Limondji Simon, 26, of Medford; Nakhi Cox-Obryant, 18, of Dorchester; and Maceo Withers-Brewer, 21, of Boston.

Police responded to the area of 10 Talbot Ave. at 7:43 a.m. just as people were celebrating the J’ouvert parade, the first of two events that are part of the Caribbean Carnival for the event’s 50th anniversary. The parade had started at around 6:30 a.m. on Talbot Avenue at Kerwin Street and proceeded up Blue Hill Avenue to the Circuit Drive Entrance for Franklin Park.

Police have said the shooters were part of two rival groups present in the area and antagonizing each other across Talbot Avenue near the Boys and Girls Club. As officers approached the groups, police said then, gunshots rang out.

Six adult males and two females were shot. Six of the victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries and the other two victims, who suffered graze wounds, declined treatment.

This is a developing story.

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