BOSTON — A Boston man police say shot the owner of a Dorchester convenience store after grabbing a handful of cash out of the register was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday.
Jarris Charley, 21, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment to charges of armed robbery, armed assault with intent to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The owner of the D&D convenience store was shot in the upper body at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Neighbors said the well-known and popular shopkeeper was shot in front of his son, who is about 12.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive.
Charley was arrested near the scene hours after the shooting based on a description from another store employee, including what was described as a stained hooded sweatshirt.
A defense attorney said Charley should not have been arrested based solely on a stained sweatshirt, and noted that the gun and stolen cash were not recovered.
Police say there were three shootings in the city Tuesday night, including one near a Dorchester polling place.
Boston police Commissioner William Evans called the shootings "troubling."