A violent home invasion and armed robbery occurred at 77 Endicott Street in Boston’s North End on May 23rd around midnight.
There were four men – one with a sawed-off shotgun and two with knives – according to police reports from a female victim who was staying with her boyfriend at the apartment. She reported that the men were looking for something in her boyfriend’s roommate’s room.
At one point during the robbery, the man with the gun fired accidentally toward the floor and literally shot himself in the foot.
Witnesses outside saw the suspects speed off and reported the license plate to the police. Several large bags of marijuana were later found in the apartment.
Boston Police later found additional bags of marijuana, scales and drug paraphernalia in the apartment along with a large safe that had been kicked open. The female victim said she did not know the roommate well and his door was usually padlocked.
Detectives identified the motor vehicle using the license plate number. After seeing the regional alert, a Somerville detective identified the suspect as familiar to him.
BPD detectives found a shooting victim at a Cambridge hospital being treated for the aforementioned foot injury and matching the suspect’s description.
Boston Police arrested 19 year old Nikolas Angelesco of Somerville for armed robbery, home invasion and kidnapping.
This post was updated after the police report came out. H/T for initial scanner reports from Universal Hub. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.