Killer” Intimidated Witnesses Before, Authorities say

Kewon “Killer” Kelley is due in court May 6 on charges that he killed a Boston father at a house party on Woodruff Way last February.

According to court documents, Rayshawn Few, 27, attempted to calm a confrontation between his friends and a group of men who challenged their presence because they did not know them.

Kelley, 26, pulled a gun out and shot the father in the head and torso during the dispute, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Kelley was later found hiding in a bathroom shower inside a house on Elliot Street, an official told the Boston Globe.

Kelley is charged with 1st-degree murder and possessing a firearm without a license.

Witnesses told investigators that Kelley was not welcome at the party that night, according to the district attorney’s office. Witnesses were initially hesitant to cooperate with authorities in fear of retaliation by Kelley. One witness had relocated after the shooting.

Prosecutors filed a motion to protect the identities of the witnesses who feared retaliation by Kelley. District Attorney Dan Conley said that prior to this shooting, Kelley was in custody for a number of violent offenses, including a shooting in November 2007 that left one of his gang members a paraplegic. The district attorney’s office stated that Kelley was indicted on one count of intimidation of a witness for that 2007 case. Court documents and transcripts show that Kelley reached out to the gang member he shot and warned him that he knew where that victim and that victim’s family lived. Kelley told that victim to stop working with the government and not testify in court.

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