Justice Served: Two Individuals Found Guilty in Connection to the Shooting Death of Dawnn Jaffier


Wesson Colas and Keith Williams will both be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole after a Suffolk Superior Court jury today, Thursday, December 28, 2017, convicted both men of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier. It was approximately 8:17am, on a summer morning in late August of 2014 when the 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier was walking with friends, enjoying the annual J'Ouvert Parade on Blue Hill Avenue when an errant gunshot would bring her promising young life to a senseless, cruel end caught in the crossfire between two rivals who cared more about settling a score than the potential hurt and harm posed to anyone in the area at the time of the shooting. Described by family members as a beautiful person with a beautiful heart who was always giving to the community, Dawnn Jaffier will forever be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Said Commissioner William Evans: "I am grateful to see justice served in the senseless and tragic shooting death of Dawnn Jaffier. While there is nothing we can do or say to lessen the pain felt by those who knew and loved her best, it is my sincere hope that today's convictions will provide for her family and friends some small measure of comfort and closure. I also want to thank and commend my Homicide detectives for their focus, dedication and devotion to securing justice for Dawnn and her family. A lot of hard work and long hours went into this case to make certain that those responsible for her death would be held accountable for their actions. Thanks to today's convictions, those responsible will no longer be in a position to hurt or harm anyone else in our community."