According to reports provided by the , officers responded to Arch and Basin streets last night shortly before 2:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired in the vicinity.
Callers reported to police that vehicles apparently involved in a chase had sped through the area of Arch and Freedly streets. Once on the scene, officers found a blue minivan abandoned on the lawn of a home on the southwest corner of Arch and Freedly streets.
According to reports, a witness flagged down officers and described seeing a man wearing a white T-shirt running through Hayden Alley behind the 200 block of Nassau Place involved in a "running gun battle."
Police searched the area and encountered Myheime David Boyd, 26, of the 800 block of Cherry Street, sitting on the back porch of a home on that block. He was reportedly wearing a white T-shirt that was "soiled" and pants with visible blood stains.
Officers questioned Myheime David Boyd, who said he was heading to his girlfriend's house, but he refused to tell police where his girlfriend lived. When officers asked about the blood stains on his clothing, Myheime David Boyd reportedly said, "I was running from where they were shooting."
Myheime David Boyd was taken into custody on charges of loitering and prowling.
At the same time, additonal police called to the scene encountered Dwayne Boyd, 21, of the 1100 block of Arch Street, walking south on the 1400 block of Arch Street, away from the scene. According to reports, Dwayne Boyd appeared to officers to be intoxicated.
Officers made contact with Dwayne Boyd and immediately detected a strong odor of "wet"—a combination of embalming fluid and PCP—coming from his person. Officers also noted that Dwayne Boyd refused to remove his left hand from his pocket when asked to do so.
Dwayne Boyd was taken into custody for public intoxication, and a search of his person revealed two small glass jars with yelow lids in his left pocket. According to police, the jars appeared to contain "some type of vegetable matter" soaked in the suspected narcotic agent.
The jars were placed into evidence for further testing.
It is unclear if either of the two men were involved in the shooting incident or the reported car chase. It is also unkown if the two are related in any way.
Norristown Patch will have more information as it becomes available.