Two Men Charged With Taxi Jacking in Charlestown

Police chased two men who allegedly used a pellet gun to threaten a taxi driver.

Police arrested two men in Charlestown Sunday night after they allegedly assaulted a taxi driver with a pellet gun, stole his vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers responded to a report of a taxi being robbed near the intersection of Rutherford Avenue and Wellington Street around 6 p.m. Sunday night, according to Boston police.

The driver told police that one of the men, Shawn Hickey, 40 of Boston, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. Then, the driver said, he and the suspects got out of the taxi and a fight broke out.

During the fight, the driver said, Hickey shot him twice with pellets before jumping into the cab.

Police report that Hickey drove a short distance down Devens Street and struck two parked cars along the way. Hickey left the car and fled on foot, but not before retrieving a floral arrangement from the back of the car.

Meanwhile, the other man, Brian Cunneen, 21 of Lowell, fled the scene on foot.

Officers responding to the scene chased the suspects until catching both. Along the way, police reported that Hickey and Cunneen discarded a number of items, including a black-colored pellet gun.

Once the suspects were apprehended, police charged Hickey with armed carjacking, armed robbery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (pellet gun) and leaving the scene after causing property damage.

Police charged Cunneen with armed carjacking and armed robbery.

quinn hennessy May 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM
love when you guys run your mouths but dont leave your name
cheryl doyle May 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120529/NEWS03/120529876&template=mobileart real good guy though right?
Manchvegas May 30, 2012 at 06:27 PM
yeah johnny hickey got arrested in manch NH over the weekend at the bar during a beer promo...... guessing we won't be seeing a sequel anytime in the next few decades imo
Danny diatchenco January 15, 2013 at 02:06 AM
And sorry wheather anyone admits it or not,if you watched it 99.9% chance you're prob an addict like me.
bobby hickey February 15, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Hmmmmm funny wonder if he is out on bail big movie star director business man I'm no movie director but common sense would tell me not to put a movie based in charlestown out the same month as the town came out n expect to make money off my friends I met in p.c blocks although he was transferred to a lot of jails from pc to pc until hr hit the farm in lawrence n decided to escape right before the paperwork came in


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