This morning, just days after the shooting death of 21-year-old Joey DeBarros outside of 511 Gallivan Boulevard on Thursday, April 13, 2017, Boston Police Homicide Detectives sought and obtained an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Deonarine Ganga of Dorchester, charging him with murder. Ganga is currently in custody at the Suffolk County Jail after his arrest by the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit on Friday April 14, 2017. Ganga was arrested on a warrant for assault with a dangerous weapon. That charge stemmed from an April 7, 2017 incident during which it is alleged that he used a firearm to threaten another person inside a Dorchester Avenue business. Thanks to a determined and detailed investigation by BPD District C-11 (Dorchester) detectives, Homicide detectives, and prosecutors assigned to the Suffolk County DA's office , bolstered by community tips and cooperation, detectives were able to lodge the murder warrant today.
At about 4:15 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 511 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male victim, later identified as DeBarros, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DeBarros, suffering from life-threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. Ganga and DeBarros allegedly became involved in a traffic dispute that ended up with Ganga firing shots at DeBarros striking him as he was outside his vehicle.
"My detectives worked tirelessly on this case from the beginning. Their hard work and commitment to seek justice for this young man was matched by the cooperation of the public who offered assistance," said Commissioner Evans. "We are pleased that we were able to arrest and charge the suspect for this brazen daytime shooting and for his involvement in the earlier assault. We hope that these charges bring some peace to the DeBarros family during what is surely a most difficult time."
The Boston Police Department continues actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.