Raeshawn Moody | Homicide Watch Bostonhttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/suspects/raeshawn-moody/Latest news about Raeshawn Moodyen-usThu, 18 Jun 2015 11:36:22 -0400Friends, neighbors remember Jonathan Dos Santoshttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/18/friends-neighbors-remember-jonathan-dos-santos/<p>As hundreds filed in for his wake two miles away, a sidewalk memorial for <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/victims/jonathan-dos-santos/">Jonathan “JoJo” Dos Santos</a> in a residential area on Dorchester’s Washington Street marked the spot where two teens allegedly gunned down the 16-year-old while he was riding his bike one week earlier.<a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo2.jpg"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2559" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo2-225x300.jpg" alt="jojo2" width="225" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Stuffed animals, hand-written tributes, and a sea of candles surrounded a utility pole in the area prosecutors say 16-year-old <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/suspects/dushawn-taylor-gannis/">Dushawn Taylor-Gennis</a> and 14-year-old <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/suspects/raeshawn-moody/">Raeshawn Moody</a> ambushed and killed Dos Santos in broad daylight just hours after Dos Santos was honored for his academic achievements at McKinley Preparatory High School.</p> <p>"It's heartbreaking when you lose a child," said Patricia Charles, 64, who stopped by the memorial. She said she didn't know Dos Santos personally, but knew of his reputation as a good sports player, and pointed to his family's house which is less than a block from where the high school freshman was killed.<br /> <span id="more-2557"></span></p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo4.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2561" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo4-225x300.jpg" alt="View from the memorial up Dos Santos' street. His family's house is visible from the site the teenager was killed." width="225" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Dos Santos' family's house is visible from the site the teenager was killed.</p> <p>She talked about raising four of her own children in the neighborhood, and the pressures kids face in a city where officials say 45 gangs are active.</p> <p>"It's not just the two of them, believe me," Charles said of the teenagers suspected in Dos Santos' death. She said many teens joining gangs must prove themselves by committing violent acts to appear strong and feared on the street, and those acts are incited by a larger group that dictates the violence.</p> <p>Charles walked to Dos Santos' wake at St. Peter’s Church on Bowdoin Street, where a line that snaked down the street in front of the church. </p> <p>A solemn crowd waited to pay tribute to Dos Santos. Teenagers congregated around the grounds and on its front steps, some silent in contemplation, and many wearing buttons emblazoned with "Peace for JoJo" and the teen's photo. Across the street, shop owners and customers from a smattering of small businesses watched the specter of Dos Santos’ wake, and the massive outpouring of mourners.</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo9.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2565" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo9-258x300.jpg" alt="Mourners lined the street waiting to attend Dos Santos' wake." width="258" height="300" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Mourners lined the street waiting to attend Dos Santos' wake.</p> <p>Scattered among the mourners were men wearing black shirts with "Outreach Worker" printed on the back. Shawn Webb, the director of Boston's Streetworker Program, watched the crowd as he oversaw the 20 outreach workers he said were keeping peace at the site.</p> <p>Although he described Dos Santos' wake as "relatively calm," Webb said that within the two hours of the event's start, his outreach workers had mediated about 25 disputes, due to the "cross section of gang-affiliated people and gang members who had a relationship with [Dos Santos]." He said he didn't know whether Dos Santos himself was in a gang.</p> <img src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo10-520x390.jpg" alt="Outside Dos Santos' wake." width="500" height="375" class="size-large wp-image-2566" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Outside Dos Santos' wake.</p> <p>Elise Santiago, 17, said she was good friends with Dos Santos.</p> <p>"He had a great sense of humor," she said. She, Dos Santos, and other friends often hung out at the South Shore Plaza, CambridgeSide Galleria, and Dave &#038; Busters, where Dos Santos, who Santiago described as "looking 13," tried to pass himself off as an 18-year-old so he and his friends could stay and play video games later into the night.</p> <p>Dos Santos' murder shocked her, given the quiet of his neighborhood, a place she said the family chose to escape violence elsewhere.</p> <p>"The family moved there for safety, to raise their kids," Santiago said. "Then he was killed."</p> <p><a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo1.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-2558" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/jojo1-520x693.jpg" alt="jojo1" width="500" height="666" /></a></p> <p><em>If you knew Jonathan Dos Santos, we invite you to share memories of him below, or <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/victims/jonathan-dos-santos/">on his profile page</a>.</em></p> Megan McKeeThu, 18 Jun 2015 11:36:22 -0400http://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/18/friends-neighbors-remember-jonathan-dos-santos/Jonathan Dos SantosRaeshawn MoodyDushawn Taylor-GannisTwo teenagers held without bail in death of Jonathan Dos Santoshttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/15/two-teenagers-held-without-bail-in-death-of-jonathan-dos-santos/<p>A 16-year-old and 14-year-old were arraigned on murder charges June 15 after allegedly ambushing Dos Santos June 10 as he rode his bike in Dorchester. They were held without bail until their next hearing on July 15.<br /> <span id="more-2546"></span></p> <iframe src="//storify.com/megmckee/two-teenagers-charged-for-murder-in-shooting-death/embed?header=false&#038;border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/megmckee/two-teenagers-charged-for-murder-in-shooting-death.js?header=false&#038;border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/megmckee/two-teenagers-charged-for-murder-in-shooting-death" target="_blank">View the story "Two teenagers charged for murder in shooting death of 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Megan McKeeMon, 15 Jun 2015 19:12:35 -0400http://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/15/two-teenagers-held-without-bail-in-death-of-jonathan-dos-santos/Jonathan Dos SantosRaeshawn MoodyDushawn Taylor-GannisTwo teens arrested for shooting death of Jonathan Dos Santoshttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/13/two-teens-arrested-for-shooting-death-of-jonathan-dos-santos/<p>Two teenagers, 16-year-old <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/suspects/dushawn-taylor-gannis/">Dushawn Taylor-Gannis</a> and an unidentified 14-year-old, were arrested Saturday for the death of <a href="http://boston.homicidewatch.org/victims/jonathan-dos-santos/">Jonathan Dos Santos</a>, who was reportedly ambushed and shot to death while riding his bike on Fuller Street in Dorchester, <a href="http://bpdnews.com/news/2015/6/13/update-bpd-homicide-detectives-arrest-two-juveniles-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-of-16-year-old-male-in-dorchester">Boston Police</a> and the Suffolk Country District Attorney's office announced.</p> <p>According to a DA press release, Taylor-Gannis and the 14-year-old will be arraigned Monday in Dos Santos' death for murder and unlawful firearm possession.</p> <p>"In an abundance of caution given his age, authorities are withholding the 14-year-old juvenile's name until a criminal complaint issues on Monday morning," the DA's office said in the release. "Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are exposed to the same penalties as adults and their cases are open to the public."<span id="more-2533"></span></p> <p>Multiple news vans were stationed outside the Boston Police Department this afternoon, as both Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced their arrests in a joint press conference.</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/Dos_Santos_announcement.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2534" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/Dos_Santos_announcement-300x200.jpg" alt="BPD Commissioner William Evans (left) and Mayor Marty Walsh (middle) announcing the two arrests in murder of Jonathan Dos Santos. " width="300" height="200" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">BPD Commissioner William Evans (left) and Mayor Marty Walsh (middle, in blue) announcing the two arrests in the murder of Jonathan Dos Santos. (<em>BPD photo)</em></p> <p>“I want to recognize the tremendous work done by the men and women of the Boston Police Homicide Unit that led to the arrest of two suspects within four days of the incident," Evans said. "We asked community members to step up and help us identify those responsible for this senseless murder and they did. And, for their help, we are grateful.”</p> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/13/two-juveniles-arrested-connection-with-wednesday-shooting-year-old/lom5Dqcq5pwJijCe84D2oO/story.html">Boston Globe</a>, the arrests came about due to witness testimony, surveillance footage and help from unlikely sources, the teenagers' mothers:</p> <blockquote><p>Police had a good idea who fired the shots that killed 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos as he rode his bicycle down Fuller Street Wednesday evening, heading for his aunt’s.</p> <p>The likely killers had been anything but careful, staging the ambush during daylight hours in full view of horrified neighbors. The incident was also captured on surveillance video.</p> <p>The challenge was how to safely bring in the very young suspects — one of them just 14 — and to arrest them without risking harm to the boys or to officers or triggering further violence in an already fraught neighborhood.</p> <p>So police turned to the boys’ mothers, and their mothers turned them in.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Fundraiser-Set-up-as-Friends-Mourn-Slain-Teen-307197691.html">NECN is reporting</a> that a fundraiser has been set in memory of Dos Santos, who was a student at McKinley Preparatory High School.</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/Jonathan-Dos-Santos.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2528" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2015/06/Jonathan-Dos-Santos-300x209.jpg" alt="Jonathan Dos Santos" width="300" height="209" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Jonathan Dos Santos <em>(family photo)</em></p> <p>According to a June 11 article in the <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/11/boston-police-release-descriptions-two-people-suspected-murder-year-old-dorchester/NgcR8p9Wgo7VbzBdEeOQ3J/story.html">Boston Globe</a>, Dos Santos had confided just two months prior to his June 10 murder his reluctance to join a gang under pressure from his peers, and was worried about his decision's fallout.</p> <p>In addition to his parents, the Globe talked to Dos Santos' 9-year-old sister, Jennifer Dos Santos, who <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/11/his-year-old-sister-jonathan-dos-santos-was-someone-take-care-you/96BdLAiUPosUCbyUUFfuRO/story.html?p1=Article_Related_Box_Article">recounted her relationship</a> with her brother, and how he served as her protector.</p> <p>The DA's full press release follows:</p> <blockquote><p>The two teens arrested today in connection with the June 10 shooting death of 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos are expected to be arraigned <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1504682511"><span class="aQJ">Monday</span></span> in Dorchester Municipal Court on murder and firearms offenses.  Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are exposed to the same penalties as adults and their cases are open to the public.  The older of the two is identified as DUSHAWN TAYLOR-GENNIS, 16, of Dorchester.  In an abundance of caution given his age, authorities are withholding the 14-year-old juvenile's name until a criminal complaint issues <span class="aBn" tabindex="0" data-term="goog_1504682512"><span class="aQJ">on Monday</span></span> morning.  Additional details are expected at arraignment.</p></blockquote> Megan McKeeSat, 13 Jun 2015 22:00:03 -0400http://boston.homicidewatch.org/2015/06/13/two-teens-arrested-for-shooting-death-of-jonathan-dos-santos/Jonathan Dos SantosRaeshawn MoodyDushawn Taylor-Gannis