BPD Fugitive Unit Arrests Murder Suspect Wanted for 2014 Homicide

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Almost four years after the stabbing death of George Sanchez in Dorchester, the individual responsible for the murder is behind bars and in Boston Police custody.

At about 2:45 PM, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, officers assigned to the Fugitive Unit took custody of Freidy Baez, 30, of Boston. Baez, who was was extradited from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to Boston, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for the 2014 Murder of George Sanchez.

Baez is expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 12:04AM. on Sunday, September 21, 2014, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 5 Ames Street in Dorchester.

On arrival, officers observed the male victim lying on the ground outside of the above location suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

 

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

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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."

UPDATE: Three Suspects Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 92 Rosewood Street, Mattapan

At about 2:44 AM on Monday, January 27, 2014, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 92 Rosewood Street. Upon arrival, two gunshot victims were located, 25-year-old male Clarence McGregor of Dorchester and 28-year-old female Teasia Montgomery of Medford. Both victims were later pronounced deceased.

BPD Homicide detectives have since identified three suspects responsible for the double murder: 25-year-old Tony Evans of Mattapan, 26-year-old Steven Stephen of Dorchester, and 29-year-old Lorenzo Jones of Boston.

After extensive investigation, Boston Police Detectives tracked Tony Evans to the area of Charlotte, NC, where he had fled in an attempt to elude capture in Boston. On Friday, March 31, 2016, members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force located and arrested Evans at a home in the area of Cheviott Hill Lane in Charlotte. Evans will be brought back to Boston to answer to two counts of Murder and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Offense).

On Friday, May 6, 2016, members of the US Marshals Regional Task Force arrested Lorenzo Jones in the area of 3077 Westwood Drive in Augusta, Georgia after officers from the BPD Fugitive Unit forwarded a lead based on intelligence gathered in Boston. Jones’ arrest was the culmination of a month-long, widespread investigation that included conducting warrant service attempts in Boston and several other cities and three separate states. Jones is held on charges of Murder and Possession of a Firearm in the Richmond County Jail in Augusta, GA while he awaits a rendition hearing.

Steven Stephen, already incarcerated in Massachusetts on an unrelated matter, will also answer to the charges of two counts of Murder and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Offense).

“This was an extremely in-depth and lengthy investigation,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “Over the course of two years, my detectives remained focused on identifying and building a solid case against all three suspects involved in this horrific double homicide. Thanks to the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we were able to arrest the three people responsible, and we hope this brings some amount of comfort to the families of the victims.”

UPDATE: Two Additional Suspects Charged in Death Investigation in the Area of Charlotte Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

Yesterday, Friday, March 13, 2015, two additional suspects were indicted on charges relative to the August 23, 2014 shooting death of 26-year-old Boston woman Dawn Jaffier along a Dorchester parade route.

In addition to the arrest of 18-year-old Keith Williams, who was apprehended and charged just two days after the original incident, 22-year-old Wesson Colas of Dorchester was arrested yesterday afternoon by the Boston Police Department Fugitive Unit at his place of employment in Needham. Colas will face charges of Murder, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Twenty-two-year-old Jordan Reed of Randolph was also indicted when he was located by the Fugitive Unit serving an unrelated sentence in the Essex House of Correction. Reed will be charged with Accessory to Murder after the Fact.

At about 8:17 AM on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim, believed to be in her early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

“I’m extremely proud of my detectives,” said Commissioner William Evans. “It is their hard work and perseverance on Miss Jaffier’s case that have led to the arrests of these two additional suspects. I’d also like to thank those in the community who stepped forward to assist our officers. The information you provide is invaluable to investigations like this one. We hope that these indictments can bring some peace of mind to the Jaffier family.”

 

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Charlestown

 

Today, March 11, 2015, Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced three arrests in connection with the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey. At about 9:40 PM on November 5, 2014, officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to an outdoor scene for a person or persons shot in the area of 274 Main Street in Charlestown. On arrival, officers located two male victims both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.  One of the victims, identified as Ryan Morrissey, 17, of Charlestown, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The other victim survived his injuries.  

Based on evidence developed during the course of an ongoing investigation, Boston Police Homicide detectives last night located and arrested Julio Baez, 24, of Charlestown and charged him with Murder. Baez was held without bail until his arraignment today in Charlestown Municipal Court.   

Shortly after the arraignment of Baez, Boston Police Homicide detectives located and arrested a second suspect, Danilo Soto, 21, of Dorchester, and charged him with Murder. The third suspect, a 17 year-old male from Charlestown, is already in custody being held on charges in a separate, unrelated incident and will also be charged.  

Said Commissioner Evans: “A little over four months ago, a young man by the name of Ryan Morrissey was simply minding his own business, hanging out with friends and doing what kids his age do when he was mistakenly targeted and gunned down outside of a convenience store in Charlestown by a suspect intent on causing hurt and harm to another. For the past four months, Boston Police Homicide detectives, working closely with our partners in the District Attorney’s office, have worked around the clock in our shared efforts to bring those responsible to justice.  This was clearly a case of mistaken identity with tragic consequences but, thankfully, those responsible will be held accountable. Today, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Morrissey family and it is our sincere hope that the news of today’s arrest will provide for them some small measure of comfort and relief.”

Said DA Conley: “Detectives on the street and prosecutors in the grand jury built the case piece by piece, day by day, until we reached this point. Some cases are made in days and others over a period of years, but none of them fall through the cracks.  As with this case, every single one gets our best efforts.”  

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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 661 Adams Street

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 661 Adams Street: At about 6:20pm, on Friday, December 12, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a man down in the area of 661 Adams Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed and located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. Boston Emergency Services pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as Sean Dwyer, 29, of Boston.  

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review and investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently guards and protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous. 

Death Investigation in the area of 661 Adams Street

 

At about 6:20 PM, Friday, December, 12, 2014 officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a man down in the area of 661 Adams Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male lying in the street suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds. Boston Emergency Services pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous and is interested only in your information, not your identity.

Update: Death Investigation in the area of 226 Margaretta Drive in Hyde Park

 

At about 11:03 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot at 226 Margaretta Drive in Hyde Park.

On arrival officers observed two male victims inside the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.  One victim was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital with life threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. A second victim with non-life threatening injuries was transported to Beth Israel Hospital for further treatment. At this point the incident appears to be domestic in nature and not a random act.

The victim has since been identified as 23-year-old Darison Pujols. Additionally, Investigators tonight arrested 53-year-old Troy Adams of Roxbury and charged him with Unlawful possession of a Firearm, Unlawful possession of ammunition, Possession of a firearm with altered serial numbers, and Possession of a large capacity feeding device. Adams, is the individual who encountered the victim at 226 Margaretta Drive, Hyde Park. This investigation remains active and ongoing.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the area of 226 Margaretta Drive

 

At about 11:03 PM on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, officers from District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot at 226 Margaretta Drive in Hyde Park.

On arrival officers observed two male victims inside the apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.  One victim was transported to Brigham and Women's Hospital with life threatening injuries and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. A second victim with non-life threatening injuries was transported to Beth Israel Hospital for further treatment. At this point the incident appears to be domestic in nature and not a random act.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 18 Lattimore Court in the South End

 

At about 5:22 AM, on Saturday, November 1, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 601 Shawmut Avenue. While en route to the call, officers were notified that the incident had been reclassified from shots fired to a person shot in the area of 18 Lattimore Court. On arrival, officers located a female victim, believed to be in her thirties, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering form life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the Area of 104 Winthrop Street

 

At about 8:58 PM, on Friday, October 10, 2014, Officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of 104 Winthrop Street in Roxbury for a report of a fire. On arrival, Members of the Boston Fire Department were on-scene and actively engaged in firefighting. Members of the Boston Fire Department informed officers that a male victim was located inside the dwelling. The victim was pronounced at the scene by Boston EMS.

Further investigation, has revealed that the victim, 69-year-old Santo Alcadio Bernabel, of Hazelton, PA, suffered multiple stab wounds. As of tonight, Boston Police Homicide Detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office have retained jurisdiction in this case. Boston Police and Boston Fire Arson Investigators are conducting a thorough investigation surrounding the cause of the fire. 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

Update: Death Investigation in the Area of 239 Parker Hill Ave. in Roxbury

At about 8:38 PM, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 239 Parker Hill Avenue, Roxbury.

On arrival, officers were informed by Boston Emergency Service that a male victim was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Juan Nunez of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Update: Death Investigation in the Area of 564 Dudley Street in Roxbury

At about 7:16 PM, on Monday, September 29, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 564 Dudley Street, Roxbury.

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside the above location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Raheem Robertson of Boston.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the area of 239 Parker Hill Avenue in Roxbury

 

At about 8:38 PM, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 239 Parker Hill Avenue, Roxbury.

On arrival, officers were informed by Boston Emergency Service that a male victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 564 Dudley Street in Roxbury

 

At about 7:16 PM, on Monday, September 29, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 564 Dudley Street, Roxbury.

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside the above location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the area of 14 Glenarm Street

 

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at approximately 11:15 p.m., 49-year-old Jimmy Velasquez was shot and killed in the area of 14 Glenarm St., Dorchester.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this violent crime and would like any information the community may have. The cooperation of the community is vital to successfully identifying and prosecuting the person or persons responsible for this act.

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 17 Wardman Road

 

At about 12:27AM, on Saturday, September 6, 2014, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 17 Wardman Road in Roxbury.

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside the above location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 17 year-old Adrian Gonzalez of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 52 Claybourne Street in Dorchester

 

At about 9:21 PM on Sunday, August 31, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a report of a person shot at 52 Claybourne Street, Dorchester.

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside of the location suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

BPD Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

 

UPDATE: Suspect Charged in Death Investigation in the Area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester

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Two days after the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier of Boston, today, Monday, August 25, 2014, Mayor Martin Walsh, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans along with Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit announced charges against 18-year-old Keith Williams of Boston for Murder. 

Said Commissioner Evans, “Our condolences are with the Jaffier family. Words can not adequately express our sadness at the loss of Dawnn Jaffier, and it is our sincere hope that this arrest brings with it a small level of comfort for the Jaffier family.”

Said Mayor Walsh, “The violence has to stop. Efforts to stem the violence by taking guns off our streets will continue, and we will work even harder to make our city an even safer place in memory of Dawnn Jaffier.” 

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley called on community members to continue to aid and assist the investigation, “We know there are others out there with information that could be extremely helpful with this investigation. Please come forward. We still need witnesses to come forward. Once again the city of Boston has lost a young, vibrant, promising life.”

At about 8:17am on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston police officers assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim, believed to be in her early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. 

Three individuals observed running from the shooting scene were detained and questioned in connection to the incident. Of the three, two were interviewed and released while a third individual, Keith Williams, 18, of Boston, was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Williams has been additionally charged with Murder. 

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip 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 who wish to help this investigation anonymously.

Death Investigation in the area of 93 Devon Street in Dorchester

 

At about 9:32 PM on Monday, August 11, 2014 officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a report of a person shot at 93 Devon Street, Dorchester

On arrival, officers observed a male victim outside of the location, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.