UPDATE: Less than six months after the shooting deaths of Wilfred Peters and Jeffrey Montaque, a suspect is in custody. On Friday, December 14, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals and law enforcement partners in Georgia, arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine of Roxbury for two counts of Murder by virtue of a felony warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court. Officers were able to locate the suspect at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia where he was placed in custody.
Said Commissioner William Gross, “Members of the Homicide and Fugitive Units worked tirelessly on this case to not only identify the suspect who was responsible, but to track him down and arrest him while he was hiding in a trailer park in Georgia. I commend the great work of the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for bringing justice to the families who lost their loved ones.”
The original facts of the investigation are as follows: At about 12:41 AM on Saturday June 30, 2018, officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Faneuil Street and Brackett Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their twenties suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were pronounced deceased on scene. The victims have since been identified as Wilfred Peters, 26, of Brighton and Jeffrey Montaque, 27, of Cambridge.