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Suspect held without bail for alleged involvement in Boston Common shooting – Boston 25 News

By meerna Jun12,2024

BOSTON — For Delaney Detro, visiting Boston this week is a dream come true. “I have always been fascinated by Plymouth,” she said. “We wanted to do a Freedom Trail.”

And that’s what brought Detro, a Louisiana native, to Boston Common Tuesday along with many other tourists. In fact, Friends of the Public Garden reports that about one-third of the Common’s annual visitors come from out of state.

But it was a visitor from the state who allegedly turned the Common into a crime scene on Monday night. Boston police say 30-year-old Dana Loder shot a man near Tremont Street and then fled.

A foot pursuit ensued, during which police say they saw Loder throw a firearm, which was later recovered.

Loder was arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court, although he did not show his face. Prosecutors say this isn’t the first time Loder has been charged with possessing a firearm. They asked for the bail to be revoked and Loder to be kept in custody until the next hearing on June 17.

The judge granted that request, despite defense arguments that the police report made no mention of witnesses to the shooting – and that Loder was only charged with a firearms violation – rather than the shooting itself.

As for the “resisting arrest” charge, Loder’s attorney said it was a matter of self-defense.

“He fled the area where shots were allegedly fired,” she added. “I don’t think it would be a surprise to anyone.”

Initially, it was thought that the condition of the man allegedly shot by Loder was critical. However, police say he is likely to survive.

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