Two ex-cons face more charges after shooting in Roxbury

Two ex-convicts are facing a host of new charges after a shooting and chase in Roxbury last week.

Tabari Muhammad and Daquadry Norman, both 21 and from Roxbury, were arrested around 6 p.m. Friday after a 19-year-old man was shot in the torso on Fenno Street, prosecutors said.

The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, said Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

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Muhammad and Norman were arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court on charges that included assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and firearms charges, said Wark. A not-guilty plea was entered on their behalf. Because of their prior records, the two men were also charged as armed career criminals.

Police responding to the shooting noticed a gray Ford leaving the scene that allegedly contained both Muhammad and Norman. Norman was arrested on Rockland Street after a foot chase.

Muhammad, who was being pursued by a private security guard, entered a house and locked the door behind him, according to Wark.

But after a SWAT team and K-9 unit responded, Muhammad was found hiding in a crawl space at 74 Rockland St., said Wark.

In the process of hiding, Muhammad damaged a sewer pipe, which resulted in sewage contaminating his clothing, said Wark.

Police reviewed surveillance images from Fenno Street that showed Muhammad and Norman entering the area, and raising their arms, said Wark.

The video then showed people running in different directions, which led police to believe Muhammad and Norman were responsible for the shooting. Nine shell casings were found at the scene, said Wark.

Norman shot and injured a youth football coach in 2007, said Wark. He was sentenced to five years in state prison. In 2008 Muhammad was convicted of armed robbery in Florida, said Wark.

Bail was set at $100,000, according to Wark. If either of the men makes bail, he will be under house arrest, will wear a GPS monitor, and must not have any contact with the victim.