Boston police today are asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly opened fire on his former girlfriend while both were in separate cars on a busy Dorchester street this morning.
The suspect was identified by police as Eric McPhail, 23. He was described as a black, non-Hispanic male who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 145 to155 pounds. He has dreadlocks and was last seen wearing a brown jacket and a hooded sweatshirt.
Police believe McPhail is driving a gray 2002 Nissan Altima with Massachusetts plate number 194-FE7.
According to police, McPhail and his former girlfriend argued and then both got into separate cars. McPhail allegedly followed the woman to the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway where he rammed her car, then fired several shots at the vehicle.
The woman and a passenger managed to make it to the E-13 police station where they reported the attack. While they were talking with police, McPhail allegedly stole the woman's car and drove off.
Police released surveillance photos of the car and a photograph of McPhail to help the public identify the suspect.
Police said McPhail should be considered "armed and dangerous'' and asks anyone who sees him to call police on 911.
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