Yesterday, Friday, March 13, 2015, two additional suspects were indicted on charges relative to the August 23, 2014 shooting death of 26-year-old Boston woman Dawn Jaffier along a Dorchester parade route.
In addition to the arrest of 18-year-old Keith Williams, who was apprehended and charged just two days after the original incident, 22-year-old Wesson Colas of Dorchester was arrested yesterday afternoon by the Boston Police Department Fugitive Unit at his place of employment in Needham. Colas will face charges of Murder, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Reed of Randolph was also indicted when he was located by the Fugitive Unit serving an unrelated sentence in the Essex House of Correction. Reed will be charged with Accessory to Murder after the Fact.
At about 8:17 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim, believed to be in her early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.
“I’m extremely proud of my detectives,” said Commissioner William Evans. “It is their hard work and perseverance on Miss Jaffier’s case that have led to the arrests of these two additional suspects. I’d also like to thank those in the community who stepped forward to assist our officers. The information you provide is invaluable to investigations like this one. We hope that these indictments can bring some peace of mind to the Jaffier family.”