UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in Area of 31 Whittier Street in Roxbury

Less than four months after the shooting death of Alexander Mervin, the man responsible for his murder now finds himself behind bars. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, members of the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and apprehended the suspect, Jerion Moore, 19, of Stoughton, in the area of 40 Stratton Street in Dorchester. Moore is charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, April 30, 2018. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "I want to commend and thank my Homicide Detectives for the hard work and driven dedication to justice that led to the arrest of the suspect in this case. The long hours and meticulous attention to detail as it relates to homicide investigations cannot be understated. Thanks to their work, a dangerous felon is behind bars and our community is safer as a result. More than anything else, it is my sincere hope that news of today's arrest brings with it some small measure of comfort and closure to the family and friends of Alexander Mervin."

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 1:46 PM on Thursday January 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) heard the sound of gunfire while patrolling on foot in the area of 31 Whittier Street in Roxbury. Officers immediately ran towards the scene and promptly located a male victim in his early 20's suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Alexander Mervin, 22, of Revere.