Numerous residents tipped off police to the large crowd of children actively fighting at about 6 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, the crowd had mostly dispersed, but they located a few stragglers involved in the brawl nearby.
The boy’s aunt told police a group of children had approached the house, shouting that the boy was a snitch and challenging him to go outside to fight, according to a police report.
Meanwhile, the boy refused to provide officers with any details, the report said.
Three bystanders who the aunt said were involved were charged with disorderly conduct: Shayquon Harvey, 18, 500 block Elm St.; boy, 17, 700 block Sycamore Line; boy, 16, 400 block E. Washington St. Harvey was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The boy has allegedly received multiple threats, following a fight in a Foxborough Circle apartment building in late August.
Police later arrested more than a dozen people on gang-related charges.