Suspect held on bail after Cambridge pursuit
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A suspect that led police on a pursuit in Cambridge Wednesday evening was held on bail Thursday.
Police said a firearms investigation led to a chase in Cambridge Wednesday in which an officer fired his weapon. Officials said the suspect refused to stop and the trooper had to shoot out of fear for his life.
Guests at a Marriott hotel in Cambridge said it happened right in front of them.
“He just stopped his car in front of a tree and chased him and just started shooting at the car,” said a woman.
Two bullets hit the windshield and pierced the trunk, but that didn’t stop the suspect, Leroy Martin. Police said he took off and crashed into other cars.
“I thought it was something bigger than just someone rear ending someone,” said one man.
The suspect then fled on foot and boarded a Red Line train.
“All of the sudden the train was stopped. There was no movement on the train and then a bunch of about 20 officers just started walking through, eyeing everybody. Then they moved our car kind of went straight to our car. Moved a few of us off and went in, took one,” said Todd Mabe, who saw the suspect get arrested.
In court, prosecutors said police witnessed Martin, a convicted felon, selling a cooperating witness a gun during a sting in Revere. Investigators began following Martin’s car but said he refused to stop, leading the chase through several towns, which eventually led to the shooting in Cambridge.
“What if that could have ricocheted and hit somebody,” said one witness.
Prosecutors said Martin was just released from jail in March.
Martin was held on $100,000 bail