UPDATE: Suspect Charged in the Shooting Death of Dennis Parham in the area of Kendall Street & Shawmut Ave in Roxbury


Less than four months after the shooting death of Dennis Parham, the man responsible for the crime is behind bars. Today, Sunday, November 5, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Charles Williams, 38, of Boston and charged him for the murder of Dennis Parham during an incident which occurred near the Lenox Street Housing Development earlier this year on July 15, 2017. Williams is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court tomorrow, Monday, November 6, 2017. 

Said Commissioner Evans: "I want to commend my officers for the relentless pursuit of justice that lead to the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection to the shooting death of Dennis Parham. In addition to making our city safer, hopefully, news of this arrest will bring with it some small level of comfort and closure to Mr. Parham's family and friends." 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 10: 51 PM, on Saturday, July 15, 2017, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Kendall Street and Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 32-year-old Dennis Q. Parham of Dorchester, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.