Saturday, August 4, 2018

Slow Saturday Special: No Mentor

"Hyde Park man shot by police was convicted of shooting at officers in a 2009 confrontation" by Emily Sweeney and Danny McDonald Globe Staff  June 01, 2018

John Mentor, 32, of Hyde Park, is now accused of pointing his gun at two uniformed officers Thursday night after he allegedly fired at two people, according to police, and was subsequently shot by the officers, according to Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office.

According to reports in The Boston Globe, Mentor has a long criminal history dating back to 2004, when he was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

The 2009 shooting incident for which he served time began as a routine traffic stop when police pulled over a Honda Accord that had a revoked registration. The Globe reported that as police approached the car, Mentor allegedly took out a revolver and opened fire from the back seat through an open window, and that after police wrestled him to the ground, Mentor said, “I should have killed all three of you.”

Wark said that in the 2009 case, Mentor pleaded guilty to two counts of armed assault with intent to kill and various gun charges, and received a sentence of nine years in state prison followed by 10 years of probation.

At the time, Mentor was on probation for a stabbing in 2006, Wark said.....