Today, Friday, March 9, 2018, members of the Fugitive Unit arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male from Lynn in relation to the shooting death of Chad O’Connor, 17, of Boston that occurred on January 14, 2018 in the area of 6 Kenwood Street.
After an extensive investigation, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested the juvenile in the area of Beyer Place in Lynn, MA by virtue of a warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court. The juvenile will be charged with Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. This is the third suspect arrested in conjunction with the investigation into O’Connor’s death. Only hours after today's arrest, officers arrested the fourth suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester, for his involvement in the murder of Chad O'Connor.
Only one month earlier on Friday, February 9, 2018, detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit along with members of the BPD's Fugitive Apprehension Unit had arrested Rishaard Sheppard, 18, of Dorchester and Branden Singleton, 18, of Dorchester and charged both for their roles in O’Connor’s murder.
Said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, "The officers assigned to this case have worked tirelessly over the past two months to arrest all individuals responsible for the death of this young victim. I hope these arrests send a message to those who might think they can get away with these senseless violent acts--my detectives will investigate every lead until they have found justice for the victims of homicide. More importantly, it should send the message that my officers are dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the communities and neighborhoods of Boston."
The facts surrounding the original incident are as follows:
At about 5:30 PM on Sunday, January 14, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Kenwood Street and Washington Street. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who appeared to be suffering from an apparent gunshot wound or wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Boston Police Department is 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.