• Roxbury man ordered held following shots-fired incident in Boston


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Roxbury man has been ordered held on $200,000 cash bail after his arrest in connection with a shots-fired incident involving a Boston police officer.

    Coke, 38, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Dorchester District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500-feet of a dwelling, and related offenses stemming from his arrest.

    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.

    Coke was arrested shortly after a brief pursuit at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. He was spotted allegedly firing a handgun at a car in the area of Kingsdale and Wales streets.

    Boston police ordered him to drop the gun, which he allegedly refused to do, at which time an officer fired his gun.

    No one was injured, but the officer who fired the shots was taken to the hospital to undergo a stress evaluation, which is part of Boston police protocol.

    Coke will return to court on Sept. 6.

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