Two Arrested After Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

At about 2:49 PM on Thursday April 29, 2021, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Brandy Soto-Lara, 23, of Dorchester and Eliud Benitez, 20, of Roslindale in the area of 254 Quincy Street in Dorchester.

At the time of their arrests, the suspects were wanted in connection to a non-fatal shooting that occurred less than 24 hours before, at about 6:44 PM on Wednesday April 28, 2021, in the area of 26 Fayston Street in Dorchester.

During the incident, responding officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to a local area hospital for treatment. There has been no update on his current condition.

District B-2 Detectives conducted a thorough investigation, leading to the identification of the suspects and their subsequent arrests on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Discharge Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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