Two men arrested for double shooting on the Hill

January 5, 2018
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Two men have been arrested in relation to a non-fatal double shooting that occurred on Mission Hill on Dec. 20.

Daiquan Rice, 23 years old of Roxbury, and his father Roderick Clay, 43 years old of Dorchester, have been arrested for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges and held on bail.

The Dec. 20 shooting incident took place in the area of Parker Street and Gurney Street. Boston Police officers, with the assistance of Wentworth Police Department, Transit Police Department, and Northeastern Police Department, identified Rice and Clay as suspects who allegedly shot and injured two victims in a motor vehicle. Both suspects have been charged with Armed Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling. Clay is additionally charged with a Firearm Violation with three Prior Violent/Drug Crimes Convictions.

The men were arrested on Dec. 28 and arraigned on Dec. 29. During Rice’s arrest, officers allegedly found a loaded Browning CZ-83 .380 caliber firearm that Rice had discarded as he attempted to flee from officers in the area of 3091 Washington St. in Roxbury. Rice was eventually apprehended, and officers allegedly also recovered a bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine and a large quantity of money on Rice’s person, so Rice is further charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Rice was held on a total of $157,500 across two dockets, one for the shooting and one charging possession of the firearm he allegedly possessed at the time of his arrest. Clay was held on $25,000 bail on the shooting, and had his bail on an open Plymouth Superior Court case revoked.

Rice has also been identified as a suspect in two additional separate non-fatal shooting incidents. One of these incidents occurred on Dec. 7 near 260 Ruggles St. during which one male victim was shot, and a second incident, which occurred on Dec. 24 near 30 Annunciation Road where two male victims were shot.

Arnold Abelow, the attorney representing Roderick Clay, said to the Gazette that the Commonwealth does not have a solid case against his client.

“No case is easy, but this is not a slam dunk for the Commonwealth,” Abelow said. “He is being charged as a lookout, and in my opinion, the police report doesn’t establish any facts about that.”

Jamie Townes, representing Daiquan Rice, was unable to be reached for comment.

Both men will appear again in court on Jan. 30.

From press materials