Boston Police and District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley are leading a community meeting on Tuesday to discuss a recent incident originally reported on West Roxbury Patch.
On Aug. 2, Leon Jones, of Dorchester, turned himself into District B-2 after allegedly terrorizing the occupants inside 127 Weld Street with a gun that night, and kidnapping one victim. Not originally reported in the initial Patch article is that Jones is known to the occupants of the home and the alleged kidnapping victim.O'Malley was actually doing a citywide ride-along with Boston Police on Friday night when the alleged incident occurred. He received several Facebook messages, phone calls and emails about multiple police cruisers on Weld Street that evening due to the incident.
"There was a particularly violent incident that happened a week ago. Many neighbors are concerned and obviously have serious concerns," O'Malley told Patch. "I wanted to convene a meeting with BPD so questions could be answered and more information could be put out there. This particular house where the alleged incident took place has been an issue of concern for some time."
O'Malley said residents have called his office with concerns about possibly illegal behaviors around the house.
"Having grown up in that neighborhood, and knowing so many neighbors, I wanted to make sure that everyone who leaves (that meeting) feels safe and can be able to have their questions answered," said O'Malley.
The councilor also offered some positive news for the neighborhood in regards to issues at the home. "I would say that given the fact that the alleged suspect is in custody, I certainly feel better... But it was an allegedly very violent incident and neighbors have an abundance of concerns," said O'Malley.
The public community meeting is taking place at Boston Police District E-5 at 1708 Centre St., West Roxbury on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.