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A trooper shot and wounded a Randolph man and five people were arrested after a chaotic scene involving dozens of people riding off-road bikes and all-terrain-vehicles dangerously on Interstate 93, state police said.
Exit 18 on Interstate-93 southbound near Albany Street was closed for several hours Saturday night after the police-involved shooting.
The shooting and arrests occurred as authorities were responding to numerous 911 calls from motorists and witnesses reporting a large group of masked riders recklessly doing “wheelies” across the city and causing traffic dangers, state police said.
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The scene during the I-93 incident involving dozens of motorcycle and ATV riders on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Boston Herald)
“Approximately 25 to 35 people were riding off-road bikes, motorcycles, and ATVs in a reckless manner in Boston,” Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement. “Police received numerous 911 calls reporting reckless operation by this group that was endangering the public.”
The riders “were mostly wearing masks, their faces were obscured, almost every rider,” said Sean, a witness who recorded video of the large group of riders in traffic.
“They scared us,” recounted another witness who saw the riders weaving in and out of traffic and doing “wheelies.”
Around 5 p.m., troopers saw the group traveling in an erratic and dangerous manner on I-93 southbound, and they encountered the group on the ramp to Exit 18 (Mass Avenue) and tried to make arrests, Procopio said.
“During that encounter, a trooper discharged his weapon, striking one of the riders, a 28-year-old Randolph man,” Procopio said.
That man was sent to Boston Medical Center for treatment of what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury. Another rider who was not shot complained of pain and was sent to an area hospital for evaluation.
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The southbound Exit 18 on I-93 near Albany Street was closed for hours after a police shooting. (Photo: Tiffany Chan/WBZ-TV)
A trooper sustained a knee injury during the incident and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment, Procopio said.
Sources tell the I-Team’s Cheryl Fiandaca that a state trooper shot a person in the foot, and the person is expected to survive.
At the scene Saturday night, investigators appeared to be focused on a light-colored four-wheeler. Around 7 p.m., a flatbed truck carrying several motorcycles was seen leaving the scene of the shooting.
State Police seized approximately 20 motorcycles and ATVs. Several riders fled the scene during the incident, Procopio said.
A witness named Sean who spotted a group of motorcyclists on Massachusetts Avenue earlier Saturday told WBZ-TV that the riders “looked like they were out for fun, for sure.”
“A lot of wheelies. I’ve seen the bikes ride as a big group before, but this was the largest, which is why I put my phone up (to record video), because it was just an extra large group of riders,” said Sean, who tweeted out video of what he saw.
Five suspects were arrested and charged with various offenses, Procopio said. They are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court next week.
The two suspects who were hospitalized are also expected to be charged.
The incident remains under investigation by the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section and Crime Scene Services Section and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Boston Police are assisting in the investigation.
JonaerysStarkaryen: I loved seeing all these dumbasses try to run away on foot at the end like oh hey, can’t flee on your fancy ass bikes and four-wheelers?
The honking in the beginning was satisfying af too.
ajm3232: Dat Vespa… Now that’s how you win the ladies.
canntstopmeow: Anyone know what these retards were trying to accomplish?
MixerFriendly: Man, I’ve been waiting to see one of these videos for a long time.
bnmsba14: This needs to happen to a similar group in San Francisco. Always blocking traffic, running red lights, cussing random people out. Pathetic.
4twenty: I was at the Harvard Ave stop in Allston when I believe I saw this exact group of fuckers ride through the intersection. This closure is so satisfying
jamiehs: Reminds me of the “12 O’ Clock Boys” documentary.
Hodaka: Maybe riding on a highway with concrete walls wasn’t such a good idea after all.
3stoogesfan: Confiscate the bikes, scrap them or sell them for parts.
WendellStampsX: The guy on the scooter in the back ?
Danger_Zone_Duchess: Sorry if this is a stupid question but why aren’t ATVs street legal?
Gasonfires: The guy who took the video seemed to avoid arrest.
myamazhanglife: Lol the moped! ?
Cinemaphreak: TIL that there were free ATVs and dirt bikes in Boston I missed out on getting….
Kazii18: Grouping of morons trying to audition for the NEW JACK ASS (assho**) edition
MykhailoSobieski: SHOOT THE DAMN TRAIN C-JAY!
siriuslybored: I was once driving and some guy on a motorcycle started doing wheelies at 60 mph in the left-most lane right in front of me. Immediately moved two lanes over.
My neighbor growing up had a son who used to drive motorcycles like this with his friends. They would race around the residential street we lived on. Don’t know the specifics but he got decapitated in a car accident after doing stupid shit like this one night.
WhyEmBARRISed: What happened to the person filming it?!
Lovelikepoetry1997: Hit damn that was clean.
thatguywillt: Can’t outrun Motorola.
Taubin: Are there more videos of asshole groups like these getting arrested? I’ve seen quite a few where they aren’t, but seeing them get busted and arrested, is a whole lot more pleasurable.
perunakki: [No police harrasment in Finland!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBZ9LwAqHng)
DrTobiasFunky: I grew up near Boston, now live in New Hampshire. This is like watching my past and present lives collide.
I would have been one of those douche nozzles on a Vespa, caught between two worlds.
DJsupaman: Real life Grand theft Auto.
In4Nolan: Police should’ve shot the ones trying to get away
thinkforyourself: I always wondered which people would form the inaugural insane motorcycle cults of the post apocalyptic future after the bombs fell.
dpinsy14: They’ve been associated with gangs in Boston before but I’m not sure this group was in particular. I know they’ve been worse and worse the past couple of years buzzing through neighborhoods riding wheelies and running lights and scaring the common folk. I know a couple have wrapped themselves around telephone poles too. Some have been turned in by neighbors who see where they store the bikes… But glad to see they were able to catch some in the act. Boston PD had a “no chase” policy on them for a while… Worried about accidents and injuries…
Wordsaladsupreme: I initially read this as masked raiders…
reguyw_nothingtolose: This warmed my heart.
Carvernicus: Interesting. No posts pointing out the common trait of these riders. They’re all people of unsound mind.
OldSchoolChevy: It’s a culture. Its really big in places like Baltimore, Philly, NY ect. In Baltimore, they ride around in groups from like 2-3 up to 50 plus on the weekends. It’s a hobby really. A lot of people think they are “thugs” or “gangsters” but really they’re regular guys (and girls) who found a way to avoid drug dealing and shit by doing something they love. Not sure what these guys in the video were trying to accomplish but people where I’m from just deal with it really. For big neighborhood events, the police will stand by and watch but they can’t legally chase down dirt bikes anymore because a police car ran a dude off the road and into a light pole or something, and killed him a couple years ago. The way they ride is illegal at times but for the most part they aren’t bad people. The kids love em and the whole neighborhood will come out and watch them do tricks up and down the street all day. It’s really about keeping people out of the streets by an alternative means of escape from inner city life. Don’t be so quick to judge. Everyone has their thing. There’s a good documentary about the bike life in Baltimore for anyone unbiased, and open minded enough to watch.