At about 2:18 PM on Wednesday April 22, 2020, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 291 Huntington Avenue in Boston which resulted in the arrest of Dayne Taylor, 39, of Mattapan. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who is employed as a store clerk, who stated that the suspect entered the convenience store and became agitated that the smoke shop portion of the store was currently closed. When the suspect was asked to leave, he made verbal threats to shoot the victim. Shortly after the suspect left the store, the victim observed the suspect driving by the storefront in a white SUV at which time the suspect stopped the vehicle and pointed a silver revolver at the victim. The suspect then fled the area.
During their investigation, district detectives were able to identify the suspect motor vehicle and provided a detailed description to officers. At about 3:50 PM, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the area of 96 Itasca Street in Mattapan. The suspect was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified. No firearm was recovered from within the vehicle. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to Wit: Gun).