Gammada Musa | Homicide Watch Boston news about Gammada Musaen-usSat, 07 Nov 2015 14:32:40 -0500Community tips lead to Brighton murder suspect's arrest<p>Police have arrested the suspect of a fatal shooting that took place in Brighton last month.</p> <p>On Oct. 22, 30-year-old Desmond Joseph of Allston was <a href="">shot and killed</a> on Telford Street in Brighton as he helped his baby into a parked car. He died at the scene.</p> <a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-2786" src="" alt="Gammada M. Musa" width="241" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Gammada M. Musa</p> <p>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 <a href="">appealed to the public</a> for help finding him.</p> <p>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.</p> <blockquote><p>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.”</p></blockquote> <p>Musa will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Monday.</p> Gail WaterhouseSat, 07 Nov 2015 14:32:40 -0500 JosephGammada MusaPolice ask for public's help in locating Brighton shooting suspect<p><strong>By Mackenzie Nichols</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Investigators have identified 25-year-old Gammada M. Musa as the suspect in last week’s Thursday night shooting in Brighton. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Boston Police Department released a statement on their website Wednesday asking the public to provide any knowledge they may have on Musa's whereabouts. The Brighton man is around 5’10” and 195 pounds, and is </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">considered </span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> armed and dangerous.  </span></p> <a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-2786" src="" alt="Gammada M. Musa, suspect in Desmond Joseph's death" width="241" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Gammada M. Musa, suspect in Desmond Joseph's death</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At 11:45 p.m. last Thursday, police responded to a radio call call reporting a shooting at 124 Telford St. in Brighton. The victim, 30-year-old Desmond Joseph, was helping his 3-month-old baby into a parked car when he was shot and killed at the scene. Joseph’s girlfriend was also in the car, and </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">was heard screaming and yelling</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> while her boyfriend lay in a pool of blood. Bystanders said that the suspect fled the scene through the adjacent Star Market parking lot and ran toward Western Avenue.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to officer Rachel McGuire who </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;">spoke with the Globe</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the killing was not random. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Back in 2005, Joseph was charged with armed assault with intent to murder after he shot a man in the neck after a party in Allston. The victim is now a quadriplegic. The case was later dismissed in 2007 when a witness could not be found to testify, the Globe reported.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Those who knew Joseph personally said that he was a peaceful man who had many children and a lot of friends. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Residents of the community are reportedly shocked that this would happen in the normally quiet Brighton neighborhood, and Boston police urge the public to come forward with any information regarding suspect Gammada M. Musa’s whereabouts. Officials have directed community members to the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). </span></p> Gail WaterhouseFri, 30 Oct 2015 12:07:45 -0400 JosephGammada Musa