BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Second Suspect in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain


BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Second Suspect in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Jamaica Plain: At about 10:35AM, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol in the area of 891 Centre Street when they heard the sound of gunshots. After hearing the gunshots, officers observed an individual running away from the scene. While pursuing the suspect on foot, officers observed the suspect point and discharge a firearm in their direction. In spite of the clear and present danger, the officers continued their pursuit of the suspect and ultimately were able to detain and subdue him a short distance from the scene. Officers arrested the suspect, Josiah Zachery, 18, of Hyde Park and charged him with Murder. A search of the area of enabled officers to locate the firearm. 

The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was later identified as Kenny Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park.  

After a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident in the days after the shooting, officers were able to identify a second suspect wanted in connection to the shooting. On Thursday, February 26, 2015, members of the Boston Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit today arrested Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and charged him with Murder. Henley is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in West Roxbury District Court.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “In broad day light, on a congested city street, two individuals conspired and succeeded in taking the life of a young man who deserved better. Given the brazen nature of this incident, it was essential to find those responsible and bring them to justice and I’d like to thank the men and women of Boston Police Department for doing just that.”  

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.