Suspect Arraigned in Wednesday’s Dudley Street Shooting

Peter Carvalho, 25, of Dorchester was arraigned for murder Thursday afternoon at the Roxbury Municipal Court in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Shannon Richardson Jr.

According to police reports, Richardson was walking in the area Humphreys Street and Dudley Street when he noticed a man fitting Carvalho’s description following him. Richardson ran and Carvalho allegedly fired several rounds, striking Richardson in the back.

When police responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 742 Dudley Street, officers found Richardson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a local store. He was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Carvalho was stopped by Boston Police officers in the area of 742 Dudley Street near where Richardson was found.

Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman said witnesses identified Carvalho as the alleged shooter.

Carvalho’s attorney requested that Carvalho’s bail be set and that he be held “without prejudice.” He is currently being held without bail.

He will return to court June 23 for a probable cause hearing.

A press release from the district attorney’s office is below:

Friend Charged with Murder in Dudley Street Slaying.

BOSTON, May 22, 2014—A one-time friend of 25-year-old Shannon Richardson was arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from his shooting death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PETER CARVALHO (D.O.B. 8/11/88) of Roxbury was arraigned today in Roxbury Municipal Court, where Judge Lisa Grant ordered him held without bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman.

Richardson was shot multiple times as he walked on Dudley Street after turning from Humphreys Street. He made it into a nearby store, where he collapsed before being rushed to Boston Medical Center and dying of his injuries.

Witnesses gave a detailed description of Richardson’s assailant, which included long dreadlocks and a blue button-down shirt over a white T-shirt.

Two Boston Police officers on routine patrol in the area saw and recognized Carvalho running in the area and clutching his waistband. Moments later, they heard a radio call for shots fired, and they began pursuit of Carvalho – who ended up running into the very store where Richardson now lay dying.

Carvalho was represented by attorney Kelli Porges. He will return to court on June 26.

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