Police shootout with suspect in Dorchester

BPD report an officer fired at a suspect who refused to drop his gun when police arrived at a gun at Kingsdale and Wales streets around 12:45 a.m. where “suspect/s [were] actively shooting.”

Officers chased the suspect who was still in possession of the firearm.

At the Intersection of Kingsdale and Wales Street officers encountered the same male suspect, ordered him to stop and drop his firearm. The male suspect repeatedly refused to comply with the officers directives. At least one officer discharged his weapon. There were no injuries in relation to this incident.

The suspect Michael Coke, 38, of Roxbury, was apprehended. Coke is charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Firearm Discharged Within 500 Feet of Dwelling. Coke is expected in Dorchester District Court. Additional charges are pending.

According to Universal Hub “He was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court today, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office reports.” The DA’s office adds:

Coke was additionally charged as an armed career criminal based on prior convictions for unlawful firearm possession in 1997 and 2008 and prior convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2001 and 2008.

Again from Universal Hub “Coke survived getting shot in a separate incident on Greenwood Street this past spring.”

Stanley Staco reports police were looking for a red, four-door Honda that raced away from the scene.

This comes just six days after a shootout in Dorchester that left one suspect dead and two officers injured.

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