Jury hears first 911 call made after teen allegedly shot in head by reverend

BOSTON — The trial of a former Boston school dean accused of shooting a student is underway.

Prosecutors say Reverend Shaun Harrison nearly killed a 17-year-old because he was unhappy about drug sales.

Harrison was a dean at English High School in Boston. On March 13, 2015, prosecutors say he shot 17-year-old student Luis Rodriguez execution style.

Prosecutors say Harrison lured Rodriguez with the promise of girls and drugs and that he wasn't happy with the outcome, then allegedly shot the teen.

Harrison faces assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery and unlawful possession of a firearm.

"He raises the handgun. Put its to the back of the victim's head. Shoots him, execution style, in the back of the head. The bullet goes through the back of Mr. Rodriguez's head, misses the spinal cord by a couple of millimeters," said Assistant District Attorney David Bradley.

In court Thursday, the jury heard the first 911 call made by a witness.

Witness: "He's bleeding really bad."

911: "Where was he shot?"

Witness: "He was shot in his face."

911: "In his face?"

Witness: "He's bleeding bad. Kid came running out from an alley, bleeding, said 'I don't want to die, please help me'"

The victim's family sat in court crying while looking at Rodriguez's picture moments after he was shot, thinking how they could have lost their loved one.


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