Community tips lead to Brighton murder suspect’s arrest

Police have arrested the suspect of a fatal shooting that took place in Brighton last month.

On Oct. 22, 30-year-old Desmond Joseph of Allston was shot and killed on Telford Street in Brighton as he helped his baby into a parked car. He died at the scene.

Gammada M. Musa

Gammada M. Musa

A few days later, detectives identified Gammada M. Musa, 25, of Brighton, as the suspected shooter. Musa had fled the area and was considered armed and dangerous, police said, and officers appealed to the public for help finding him.

Officials said the CrimeStoppers Unit received multiple anonymous tips that helped them track Musa down. Boston Police officers, as well as members of the US Marshals arrested Musa Friday in New Bedford.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “In addition to thanking my investigators, I want to especially acknowledge and thank the community members who supplied the anonymous tips that ultimately lead to the capture of Gammada Musa. Thanks to the community’s help and belief in the idea that our city can be a safer place when we all work together, a dangerous felon is off the streets and in police custody.”

Musa will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Monday.

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