Man arrested in connection with fatal Thanksgiving shooting outside Fenway bar

A man has been arrested in connection with last week’s shooting outside a bar near Fenway Park that killed one man and injured three others.

On Wednesday, members of the Boston Police Department’s fugitive unit arrested 26-year-old Dominique L. Carpenter-Grady of Dorchester on firearm-related charges in connection with the shooting that happened early Thanksgiving Day outside the bar Who’s On First. Officers found him hiding in the attic, according to MyFoxBoston.

Jephthe Chery

Jephthe Chery

On Thursday, Nov. 26 at around 2 a.m., Hyde Park resident Jephthe Chery reportedly got caught in crossfire outside the Yawkey Way bar Who’s On First. He was shot and died at the scene.  Three other men in their late 20s were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Law enforcement officials believe Chery was an unintended target. Friends and family members described the MBTA Commuter Rail conductor as a hard-working man who took care of his parents and smiled often. He was killed just one day before his 30th birthday. Click here for information on wake and funeral services for Chery.

Carpenter-Grady was arraigned on the firearm charges, which included unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, in Roxbury District Court on Thursday. He stayed out of view of courtroom cameras, according to WCVB.

According to the prosecution, Carpenter-Grady can be seen on video arguing with another man outside the bar just before the shooting, MyFoxBoston reports. The video then reportedly shows the two men firing guns at each other. One of the bullets struck Chery.

Carpenter-Grady has not been charged with murder, and his lawyer, Susan Rayburn, said he should be viewed as a victim of a crime, not one of the perpetrators, according to the Boston Globe.

He was charged as a “Level II armed career criminal” due to past convictions, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, judge ordered Carpenter-Grady held on $250,000 cash bail and will next appear in court on December 23.

The DA’s office did not release a booking photo of Carpenter-Grady.

Police are still actively investigating this incident and ask anyone with information to call BPD homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tipsters can call 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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