Officers Arrest Fugitive Murder Suspect in Dominican Republic for 2010 Shooting Death of Luis Montanez

At about 12:25 AM on Friday, May 19, 2017, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit successfully extradited murder suspect, 31-year-old Charlie Brea, from the Dominican Republic to Boston. Brea was wanted on a Roxbury Court warrant, as a well as a Suffolk County Superior Court indictment warrant for Murder, and was arrested at Logan Airport with the assistance of the HIDTA Task Force and the United States Marshals.

The warrants stem from the 2010 shooting death of 25-year-old Luis Montanez of Boston in the area of 151 Blue Hill Avenue in District B-2 (Roxbury). After a lengthy joint Homicide/Fugitive investigation involving the BPD Homicide Unit, BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Brea was captured in the Dominican Republic roughly seven years after he shot and killed Montanez in the early morning hours of October 23, 2010 outside the Breezeway Bar in Roxbury.

“My detectives never consider any case ‘cold,’” said Commissioner William Evans, “and they’ll leave no stone unturned in order to find a suspect who is attempting to avoid capture. This arrest is the culmination of seven years of incredible diligence and dedication on the part of the Boston Police Department, and we intend to bring the suspect to justice for the victim’s family.”