Boston Police have released video footage from Yawkey Way near Fenway Park in hopes that someone will recognize the man in the video, who police say “may have valuable information” about the shooting that later happened outside a nearby bar, killing Jephthe Chery.
Around 2 a.m. last Thanksgiving Day, a gunfight erupted outside the bar Who’s on First, and a bullet hit and killed 30-year-old Chery, a bystander who police say had no involvement in the violence.
One of the men allegedly involved in the firefight, Dominique Carpenter-Grady, has been arraigned on firearms charges. No one has yet been arrested in connection with Chery’s murder.
Police released a surveillance video of Yawkey Way before the shooting, which shows a black man wearing a camouflage print jacket pacing in the area before the shooting. Police the hope that someone who recognizes him will contact homicide detectives and tell them his identity. According to Boston Police:
At this time, investigators only wish to speak with him about his observations at the scene.
Anyone with information about the man in the video, the shootings, or Chery’s murder, is asked to call BPD homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. People who wish to leave anonymous tips can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).