Report: Fields Corner shooting victim lashed out at cops

Boston Police who responded to a shooting in Fields Corner last evening had their hands full when the victim - who had just taken a bullet to the back after an argument - refused to cooperate and started struggling with the officers, according to a report obtained by the Reporter.

The unidentified male victim - who was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds - refused to tell police who had attacked him and instead became agitated, yelling at a growing crowd that he was not a "snitch," and "pushing a passer by to the ground violently," police said.

According to a redacted report requested by the Reporter: "When [an] officer intervened and shielded him away from passerby he attacked the officer and had to be restrained by several officers. After gaining compliance from victim and a promise to manage his emotions officers released their hold. Once unrestrained the victim took off his bloody shirt and threw in the face of officer."

Police had to handcuff the shooting victim until an EMS crew arrived and took him to the hospital.

Police say they have since determined that the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Montello Street - just steps from Fields Corner's main intersection of Dot Ave. and Adams Street. Three shots had been fired and police recovered a bicycle that is believed to belong to one of the assailants.

Police would not disclose any further information about the victim.