A suspect on Boston police’s most wanted list charged with assault with intent to murder for shooting a woman in the Back Bay and wanted on 10 arrest warrants was taken into custody Wednesday night, authorities said.
Andre Givens, 33, was spotted by a police patrol near 24 New Chardon St. in Boston with two other men at around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and arrested without incident, Boston police said in a statement. After he was arrest, police discovered that Givens, of Boston, had 10 outstanding warrants.
Officers had recognized him from the most wanted list and “numerous prior interactions” and found him carrying what they believed to be crack-cocaine when he was arrested, the statement said.
He was arrested on two warrants out of Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a home, carrying a firearm without a license, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
The attempted murder charge stems from a September 2019 incident in which Givens allegedly shot a woman near the intersection of Boylston and Dartmouth Streets, according to Officer Andre Watson, a Boston police spokesman. The woman, who was not identified, survived.
He faces a litany of charges from the eight other warrants and is charged with possession with intent to distribute class B substance in relation to his Wednesday night arrest.
Givens was ordered held without bail at the request of prosecutors pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing, Renee Algarin, a spokesperson for the Suffolk district attorney’s office said in an e-mail. That hearing is scheduled to take place on September 14.
Correspondent Adam Sennott contributed to this report.