Third suspect arrested in connection with teen’s death

A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Raekwon Brown, the 17-year-old killed last month outside his high school in Dorchester.

Members of the Boston Police’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and US Marshals arrested 20-year-old Jaden Waiters of Boston on Monday and he was arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on Tuesday.

Raekwon Brown

Raekwon Brown

Brown and three others were shot June 8 outside the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester around 1:30 p.m. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other teens were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries and a woman in her 60s was treated at the scene for her injury.

Waiters is charged with one count of murder and two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, the same charges that the other two suspects in the case are facing. Those suspects, 23-year-old Jonathan Aguasvivas of Roxbury, and 24-year-old Benzy Bain of Mattapan, were arrested and charged last month. Waiters was ordered held without bail at Tuesday’s arraignment.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office:

The investigation that followed, which entailed the retrieval and analysis of video footage from cameras in the area as well as other forms of evidence, led to the arrests of Aguasvivas and Bain on June 22. Both men were arraigned the same day and held without bail. Additional evidence gathered since that time led to Waiters’ identification as the third participant in Brown’s homicide and the nonfatal shootings.

Investigators continue to gather evidence in building their case and ask anyone with information to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, or call the anonymous CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be texted to CRIME (27463).

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