Homicide Arrest

BOSTON POLICE ARREST MURDER SUSPECT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING DEATH OF 16 YEAR OLD TOREY EVANSToday the Boston Police Homicide Unit announces the arrest of Marques Kersey in connection with the shooting death of 16 year-old Torey Evans on January 16, 2009 in Dorchester. An extensive and thorough investigation by the Boston Police Homicide Unit, C-11 (Dorchester) detectives and prosecutors from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office identified Marques Kersey, 20, of Dorchester as the individual responsibly for the death of Torey Evans. Detective sought and obtained an arrest warrant from Dorchester District Court on the charges of Murder and Illegal Possession of a Firearm. Mr. Kersey is currently being held at the Dedham House of Correction on an un-related charge. On Friday, January 16, 2009, at approximately 3:30pm, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), responded to the area of 2092 Dorchester Avenue for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located Mr. Evans suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced.