A Georgia man wanted for at least three murders in that state was arrested early this morning after an intense fugitive investigation that began last night in Boston. Daniel Pena, 22, of Georgia, was taken into custody at about 8:10 this morning, Friday October 23, 2015 after he was observed in the area of 39 Boylston Street, Boston. Pena is wanted for a July 30, 2015 shooting in DeKalb County, GA where three victims were struck by gunfire, one fatally. Additionally, Pena was recently indicted on two additional homicides that occurred on July 3, 2015 in that same area. It has been reported that Pena is a member of the Georgia gang “Gangster Disciples” who have been involved in numerous acts of violence in the DeKalb County area. This group of violent individuals is charged in connection with multiple shootings and assaults, all occurring within a three month stretch between May and August of 2015. Pena was the last of nine total members of this gang to be taken into custody.
Pena was charged in Boston Municipal Court today as a Fugitive from Justice. Georgia authorities have been notified of the arrest and will extradite Pena back to face charges in that state.
“I want to recognize and commend the Boston Police, the United States Marshals Service and the Georgia authorities for their great collaboration and hard work that led to this arrest,” said Commissioner Evans. “I hope this arrest brings some comfort to those who were affected by this violence and should send a strong message to those who think they can hide in Boston.”