Evens Archer | Homicide Watch Bostonhttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/victims/evens-archer/Latest news about Evens Archeren-usTue, 12 Jan 2016 15:46:26 -0500Jamaica Plain man pleads guilty to 2014 murderhttp://boston.homicidewatch.org/2016/01/12/jamaica-plain-man-pleads-guilty-to-2014-murder/<p>Just before his first-degree murder trial was set to begin, a Jamaica Plain man pleaded guilty last week to voluntary manslaughter in the June, 2014 death of a teenager.</p> <p>Johnnie Bonnie, 23, of Jamaica Plain, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Bonnie shot 17-year-old Dorchester resident Evans Archer execution-style on</p> <a href="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2016/01/Evens-Archer.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2963" src="http://wordpress.homicidewatch.org/boston/files/2016/01/Evens-Archer.jpg" alt="Evens Archer" width="174" height="166" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Evens Archer</p> <p>June 29, 2014. The two were at the same party on Castle Court in the South End. Archer died approximately three weeks after the shooting.</p> <p>According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:</p> <blockquote><p>Bonnie fired a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun, hitting Archer once in the head, at about 1:50 am before running away down East Berkeley Street and onto Shawmut Avenue.</p> <p>Video evidence from a nearby camera did not capture the shooting or reveal the gunman’s identity, but it did show the assailant fleeing the scene and crouching near a sewer grate. When investigators searched the drain below, they recovered a firearm that was a ballistic match to the projectile that killed Archer.</p> <p>The investigation continued for several months, culminating in Bonnie’s Nov. 14, 2014, indictment by the Suffolk County Grand Jury. By that time, Boston Police had arrested him on a new gun charge for which he was sentenced to a term of five to seven years.</p></blockquote> <p>Archer attended East Boston High School and was a "gifted basketball player," according to <a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/12/10/south-end-murder-victim-was-attacked-from-behind-jamaica-plain-man-prosecutors-say/OGuaFkRSGumMLXEBAYaAQM/story.html#comments">the Boston Globe</a>.</p> <p>He was popular, funny, with a talent for science and social studies. Maybe, he told his family, he would go to Morehouse College, in Atlanta.</p> <p>Archer's brother told the Globe that Evens was popular and loved working summer jobs to make his mown money and support himself.</p> <p>“He liked to relax and have fun and enjoy himself,” Devens Archer told the Globe. “He also loved life, he loved to live it to the fullest.”</p> <p>Archer told the Globe his brother did not know Bonnie, and that their first encounter was at the party.</p> Gail WaterhouseTue, 12 Jan 2016 15:46:26 -0500http://boston.homicidewatch.org/2016/01/12/jamaica-plain-man-pleads-guilty-to-2014-murder/Evens ArcherJohnnie Bonnie