Two Boston men were arrested early Sunday for allegedly closing a car window on the arm of a teen they were buying a smart phone from and dragging him at a high speed for several blocks, causing life-threatening injuries, State Police said.
Dejon W. Barnes, 18, of Dorchester, and Kenneth R. Ford, 23, of Roxbury, were both charged with unarmed robbery, and are expected to face more charges, State Police said in a statement Sunday.
The pair met the 18-year-old victim, who has not been identified, Friday night on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester to buy a phone, police said.
“During the interaction between the two men in the car and the victim, who was on foot, the suspects hooked the victim’s arm in the car by closing the car window on the arm,” police said in the statement. The two men then allegedly drove away from the scene through a red light at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Washington Street.
The victim was found unresponsive with severe injuries on Gallivan Boulevard before Nevada Street late Friday. He remained in critical condition at Boston Medical Center as of Sunday afternoon.
Following an investigation through the weekend, the suspects in the car were identified. State Police troopers and Boston police officers were led to a house party on Phillips Street, where Barnes and Ford were arrested early Sunday.
Barnes and Ford were taken to the State Police’s Boston barracks, where they were booked and are being held. They are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday.
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