Dorchester boy gets a surprise after bullet pierces jersey
DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A Dorchester boy who was nearly clipped by a stray bullet now has something to cheer about.
The boy’s Celtics jersey was ruined when a bullet hit his bedroom.
Preston Jackson Stevens’ favorite Celtics jersey saved his life, and paid the price. Now, he’s getting a new one.
“A lot of people care about me but I didn’t know people I don’t know would do something like that,” Preston said.
It was last week that a stray bullet came barreling through the 9-year-old’s bedroom wall in Dorchester. It tore a hole in the Rajon Rondo jersey he was wearing, but amazingly, Preston wasn’t hurt.
Now Dunkin’ Donuts and a local franchisee have brought Preston a new jersey and are lining up Preston and his mother with Celtics tickets.
“It’s really awesome,” Preston said.
“They were innocent before this and I think it really traumatized him a little bit, but I just want to get that innocence back if I can,” Sharon Jackson, Preston’s mother.
A local franchisee says Preston and his mother will attend a playoff game at the Garden with the date to be determined.