Police: Suspect in shooting outside popular North End pastry shop considered ‘armed and dangerous’

BOSTON — Boston Police are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect in a brazen shooting outside a popular North End pastry shop earlier this week.

On Friday, Boston Police issued an arrest warrant for Patrick Mendoza, 54, of Boston on charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon (gun), assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery in relation to the shooting outside Modern Pastry on July 12.

Mendoza should be considered “armed and dangerous,” according to BPD. Anyone that sees him should contact 911 immediately.

Police describe Mendoza was while, 5′11″, weighing 160 pounds with black hair.

Surveillance video of the shooting showed the gunman open fire in the direction of Modern Pastry before confronting a bystander who witnessed the incident.

Police were called to Modern Pastry on Hanover Street just after 11 p.m. Wednesday for an apparent shooting.

The police report of the shooting indicated Mendoza knows his target.

The report says the victim told an investigator “Mendoza began swearing and yelling at him, calling him [expletive]”

Modern Pastry closes at 10 p.m. and it didn’t appear anyone was inside the shop at the time of the shooting.

Police could be seen canvassing the area and gathering ballistic evidence in the hours after the shots were fired.

In the summertime, there are typically long lines outside the shop of people waiting to get cannolis and other pastries.

There were no reported injuries in the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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