Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

A Lynnfield man faces four charges following a shooting on Boston Common

By meerna Jun12,2024

BOSTON – Dana Loder, 30, of Lynnfield, was arrested Monday evening on Boston Common after officers heard shots fired in the area, according to a news release from the Boston Police Department.

According to the release, officers assigned to Precinct A-1 (Downton) also found a firearm upon arrival at the scene just after 10 p.m.

Loder is charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license (second offense), possession of a firearm without a license (second offense), possession of ammunition without an FID card, and possession of a Class B drug (crack cocaine), and Loder is expected to appear in Boston Municipal Court.

According to the department, officers patrolling the area of ​​Tremont Street and Winter Street heard gunshots coming from inside Boston Common and observed multiple people running in different directions based on the sound of gunshots. Officers exited the vehicle and approached the scene of the shots to investigate.

The officers observed a “suspicious person” running away from the shots and ordered him to stop. According to the press release, while pursuing the suspect, officers “observed the suspect throw a firearm to the ground while running.”

According to police, the suspect, ultimately identified as Loder, was stopped near 131 Tremont St., resulting in his arrest and the recovery of a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting.

Shortly after Loder’s arrest, an anonymous victim was discovered on the property with life-threatening gunshot wounds. The press release said Boston Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Loder lives at 429 Chestnut St., according to the city’s 2023 street index report. in Lynnfield.

Lynnfield Police Chief Nick Secatore said Lynnfield police were not involved in the incident.

The Boston Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Boston Police Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Anyone wishing to anonymously assist with the investigation is asked to call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

By meerna

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