Third suspect arrested in connection with teen’s death

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Raekwon Brown, the 17-year-old killed last month outside his high school in Dorchester.

Members of the Boston Police’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and US Marshals arrested 20-year-old Jaden Waiters of Boston on Monday and he was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Raekwon Brown

Raekwon Brown

Brown and three others were shot June 8 outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester around 1:30 p.m. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other teens were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries and a woman in her 60s was treated at the scene for her injury.

Waiters is charged with one count of murder and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, the same charges that the other two suspects in the case are facing. Those suspects, 23-year-old Jonathan Aguasvivas of Roxbury, and 24-year-old Benzy Bain of Mattapan, were arrested and charged last month. Waiters was ordered held without bail at Tuesday’s arraignment.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office:

The investigation that followed, which entailed the retrieval and analysis of video footage from cameras in the area as well as other forms of evidence, led to the arrests of Aguasvivas and Bain on June 22. Both men were arraigned the same day and held without bail. Additional evidence gathered since that time led to Waiters’ identification as the third participant in Brown’s homicide and the nonfatal shootings.

Investigators continue to gather evidence in building their case and ask anyone with information to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, or call the anonymous CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be texted to CRIME (27463).

Victim of morning shooting in Dorchester identified

The person who was fatally shot in Dorchester around 11:30 a.m. on July 7 has been identified.

Two people were shot near 68 Hancock St. A woman in her 50s was shot in the leg and treated at the hospital for her injuries. Brandon Smith, 28, of Dorchester, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

According to the Boston Globe:

A witness said Smith had been riding his bicycle, when the shooter approached him and said, “I’ma go to prison because of you.”

“I swear to God I didn’t do it,” the witness recalled Smith saying, before he was shot and fell from his bike.

No one has been arrested yet in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, or call the anonymous CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. Anonymous texts can also be made by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Arrest made in connection with East Boston teen found dead in garage

The person accused of murdering 18-year-old Blanca Lainez, the teenager found dead in an East Boston garage last month, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Monday. Jose Hernandez, 16, of East Boston, is charged with murder.

Lainez was found dead on the morning of June 15, just two weeks before her 19th birthday on June 30. According to the Boston Globe, Lainez was living in Chelsea and immigrated to the area from El Salvador in 2014. She was the youngest of 16 siblings, and some of her other sisters who were living in the area paid $7,000 to bring Lainez to Boston. She was in the area illegally.

Blanca Lainez

Blanca Lainez

If I knew this was going to happen, I would have sent her home to our mom,” Dora Merino, one of Lainez’s sisters told the Globe.

The Globe spoke to one of Lainez’s friends who last saw her alive on June 14.

Lainez suffered blunt force trauma and stab wounds, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Construction workers found her body in the garage behind 54 Princeton St.

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Midday shooting in Mattapan kills father of 2

Police have identified the man killed in Mattapan on June 24 as 43-year-old Jermaine Good of Boston.

Jermaine GoodGood was shot at around 3:20 p.m. around 17 Doone Ave. Police responded to the scene, where Good, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead. Witnesses told the Boston Herald they heard between three and five shots.

Good, who some friends called Jamie, had two children, according to his obituary.

Police have not arrested any suspects in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Two suspects charged with murder of teen

Two men have been arrested and charged with the murder of 17-year-old Raekwon Brown. Brown was shot and killed outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester on June 8.

Jonathan Aguasvivas, 23, of Roxbury, and Benzy Bain, 24, of Mattapan, were arraigned in court Wednesday and ordered held without bail. A prosecutor did not give a possible motive for the shooting at arraignment.

Raekwon Brown

Raekwon Brown

In a joint statement, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said more charges could be forthcoming against the men as the investigation unfolds.

Both Aguasvivas and Bain have served time in prison on firearms charges, according to the Boston Globe. In March, 2015, Aguasvivas was reportedly a passenger in the car driven by Angelo West, who, after being pulled over, then shot Boston Police Officer John Moynihan in the face. Police shot and killed West. Aguasvivas was not charged.

Attorneys for both suspects deny that their clients had any involvement with the shooting.

Man killed was brother of Mattapan massacre victim

The man shot and killed Saturday in Mattapan was related to two victims of the quadruple homicide that shook the city in 2010.

Andrew Flonory was one of two people shot outside 62 Astoria St. just after 11 p.m. Saturday night. The injured victim was taken to Brigham and Women’s  Hospital to be treated, but emergency responders pronounced Flonory dead at the scene.

Andrew Flonory

Andrew Flonory

Flonory, a father of five, was also the brother of Eyanna Flonory, 21, who was killed during the Mattapan massacre in 2010, along with her 2-year-old son Amani and two others. One man survived the shooting but was left paralyzed.

“Everybody’s hurting. We went through it with my sister and nephew, now I’m dealing with it with my brothers. It’s hard,” Andrew’s sister Ebony Flonory told FOX 25.

No arrests have been made in connection with Andrew Flonory’s murder. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. People who do not wish to identify themselves can leave anonymous tips on the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).

Man fatally shot outside Mattapan barbershop

A man was fatally shot outside a barbershop in Mattapan where he was reportedly taking his son to get a haircut during the day Tuesday.

Marcus Hall

Marcus Hall

Marcus Hall, 31, of Dorchester was shot multiple times, including twice in the head, according to WCVB, outside the Hair It barbershop around 1186 Blue Hill Ave. shortly after noon. Hall was taking his four-year-old son to get a hair cut, the boy’s mother told CBS Boston.

Friends and relatives described Hall as a dedicated father. Boston Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. People who want to leave anonymous tips can do so by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Teenager fatally shot outside Dorchester high school

The high school student who was shot and killed outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School early Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 17-year-old Raekwon Brown.

Brown was one of four people shot outside the high school. The other three victims, two teenagers and a 67-year-old woman, survived.

Raekwon Brown

Raekwon Brown

After struggling academically during his first years at school, Burke school principal Lindsa McIntyre told the Boston Globe that Brown, a junior at the school, had earned an A in biology and a B in math this school year.

More than 100 people turned out for a vigil for Brown, and friends and community members erected a memorial for him near the school.

Neighbors and business owners near the school told the Globe that Brown was polite and respectful. Family members said he was also known to be a prankster at home, and friends remembered him as a laid-back person who enjoyed music and dancing.

Man killed at weekend cookout in Dorchester

A man was shot and killed at a cookout over the weekend in Dorchester.

The incident happened Saturday around 11:15 p.m. at 8 York St., just a block from the man’s family’s home, according to the Associated Press.

Ronnie Headley, 33, was with others celebrating a friend’s birthday when he was shot, according to the Boston Globe. A neighbor reported hearing four shots, then seeing Headley lying in the street near a driveway.

Neighbors and then paramedics tried to resuscitate Headley, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends and family members told the Globe that Headley was an outgoing man who loved food and spending time with family.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with Headley’s death. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-434-4470. Anonymous tips can be left by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line, 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Victim in Dorchester shooting was proud Army veteran

The man who was shot and killed in Dorchester on May 29 was a father and a veteran, according to family members.

Police received a call Sunday night around 10:20 p.m. reporting someone had been shot at 131 Devon St. When officers arrived, they were directed to the next street over, 152 Stanwood St. The two properties share a yard. There, they found a man who had been shot in the chest. Emergency responders took the man, later identified as 31-year-old Levar Godfrey, to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Levar Godfrey

Levar Godfrey

Godfrey had a 7-year-old daughter and served in the Army when he was younger. Family members described him as a “hard working family man who would give any stranger the shirt off his back, just to make them smile.”

He had worked as a home health aide, according to a profile page on a website for caregivers.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with Godfrey’s murder. Anyone with information is asked to call police detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).