police blotter

 MURDER ARREST A Brockton man was arrested by Boston police Wednesday about seven hours after a shooting on a Dorchester street claimed the life of a man whose name has not yet been disclosed by authorities. Shakeem McNeill, 28, allegedly opened fire near 95 Millet St. around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, striking a man, police said. McNeill was arrested by detectives around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Boston Police Superintendent Paul Donovan said Tuesday night the victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. No motive was disclosed for the homicide, but Donovan said police believe there was a connection between the suspect and his alleged victim. The man’s death was the 14th homicide in the city this year, according to police. There were 20 murders in the city last year at this time. McNeill was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court Wednesday.

 OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING A Chicopee police officer shot a man twice after he allegedly refused to drop a knife during a violent confrontation early Wednesday, authorities said. Dauda Handan, 55, was reported to be in stable condition at Baystate Medical Center after he was shot after 1 a.m. at 830 Chicopee St. He is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. An officer fired two shots, hitting Handan in the arm and abdomen, and provided medical aid to him until ambulance crews arrived, according to a statement from the Hampden district attorney’s office. “Handan stated that he wanted to die as life-saving measures were occurring,” the statement said. The drama unfolded during a wellness check when a person called police to say his co-worker, a Chicopee resident, was sending “disturbing messages” and the caller feared his co-worker may be suicidal, the district attorney’s office stated. Officers found Handan standing in the doorway of his home with a large kitchen knife he refused to drop and tasered him twice, the statement said. “Both of those did not have any effect on the suspect,” Chicopee Officer Michael Wilk said. The officer who shot Handan was placed on administrative duty, pending an investigation, Wilk said.

 HIT AND RUN A Duxbury man was charged in a hit-and-run Tuesday night in Bourne after his car crossed the center line on the Sagamore Bridge and struck a vehicle carrying a state trooper and the trooper’s wife, prompting the suspect to ditch his Toyota and hop on a passing landscaping truck to make his escape, officials said. The driver, Gregory B. May, 36, was later arrested at a relative’s house in Bourne, State Police said in a statement. “The investigation indicated that a 1999 Toyota coupe crossed the center line and struck a 2017 Volkswagen Passat heading in the opposite direction,’’ the statement said. The trooper’s wife taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth for evaluation, State Police said.


 DRUG SENTENCE A Lawrence-based fentanyl dealer who sold the potentially lethal opioid in New Hampshire got hit Tuesday with a 10-year federal prison term, court records show. Robert Raniery Arias, 35, learned his fate during a sentencing district court hearing in Concord, N.H. The native of the Dominican Republic has been living in the United States illegally and faces “likely deportation” after he completes his sentence, US Attorney Scott W. Murray’s office said. Arias in January pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 400 grams of fentanyl.