UPDATE: Members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit Arrest Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 800 Border Street in East Boston: Less than three months after the shooting death of 29-year-old Taquise Johnson, the man responsible for his murder is in police custody. Earlier today, Thursday, September 13, 2018, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit in collaboration with the US Marshals Service and Nashua Police Department located the suspect in New Hampshire. The suspect, Jeremy Menendez, 29, of Nashua, NH is charged with Murder.
The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:53 PM, on Friday, June 1, 2018, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired in the area of 800 Border Street in East Boston. On arrival the officers located an adult male victim, who has since been identified as Taquise Johnson, 29, of Boston, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.
If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.