Police Arrest Two Suspects for Armed Assault with Intent to Murder in the area of 7 Stoughton Street


At about 1:20AM, Saturday, August 10, 2013, officers from district B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a disturbance in the area of 7 Stoughton Street Dorchester

On arrival, officers attempted to break up the large group in front of the above address. Officers observed a male suspect wearing a pink shirt and a cast on his left forearm yelling at people, acting aggressive and combative. As officers cleared the crowd, the male stated he had calmed down.

At about 4:43 AM, the same evening, officers received a call for shots fired in the area of 67 Burrell Street Dorchester. Officers located ballistic damage a few houses up the street. Officers located a motor vehicle with damaged windows and three victims inside. The victims had not been injured. When officers were speaking to witnesses, they heard shots fired and observed 2 males suspects running behind 47 Marshfield Street. A foot chase ensued. officers were able to apprehend one suspect in the area of 65 East Cottage Street. Other officers in the area of 47 Marshfield Street heard the second suspect on the 3rd floor rear porch. The second suspect was taken into custody also. The second suspect was the same suspect from the call earlier in the evening wearing a pink shirt and cast.

A loaded Smith and Wesson (.44 caliber revolver) was recovered.

Erickson Deaveiga, 18, of Dorchester, was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trespassing.

Dayshawn Harris, 18, of Randolph, was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers 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 wishing to remain anonymous.