Investigation Update: Boston Police Arrest Suspect in 2015 Murder at Arbour Hospital

 

At about 2:00 PM on Friday, August 4, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 41-year-old Hameen R. Edwards of Dorchester on an active straight warrant for Murder out of Suffolk Superior Court. Edwards was wanted for the 2015 murder of 50-year-old John Duggie of Framingham.

On July 2, 2015, staff members at the Arbour Hospital at 49 Robinwood Avenue, Jamaica Plain found Edwards kneeling over the victim Duggie who had suffered a wound to his head. One month later, Duggie succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Almost exactly two years later, after an extensive investigation, the suspect, Edwards, has been arrested and will answer to the charge of Murder on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "This shows that my detectives never forget a single victim. Whether it takes two days or two years, they work extremely hard every day to bring justice for the victims and their families."

UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation at 332 Harvard Street in Dorchester

 

Less than a year and a half ago, on March 31, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 332 Harvard Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed that a fire had been set on the first floor of the residence. After the fire was extinguished, a search of the location lead to the discovery of a male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, was later identified as Richard Long, 37, of Boston. 

Earlier this evening, at about 7:00 PM, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested the individual wanted in connection to the shooting death of Richard Long. Officers arrested Victor Arrington, 30, of Boston and charged him with Murder, Arson and Armed Assault with Intent to Murder. Arrington is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Dorchester District Court.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “To know the individual responsible for the murder of Richard Long is now in police custody and is no longer in a position to hurt or harm other members of our community is a testament to the BPD’s ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston. To Richard’s family, I hope the news of today’s arrest brings with it some level of solace, comfort and closure. To my detectives, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Suffolk County District Attorneys Office, I’d again like to thank them for all of the hard work done and dangers confronted in arresting the suspect wanted for the murder of the victim in this case.”

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Boston Police Arrest Second of Two Murder Suspects in 2015 Killing of D'Andre King-Settles

 

At about 4:00 PM on December 18, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a shot spotter activation in the area of 58 Annunciation Road. Upon arrival, officers observed 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles of Roxbury suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. King-Settles was later pronounced deceased.

For three months, Boston Police Homicide detectives worked tirelessly on this case and, through careful examination of all evidence, were able to identify 18-year-old Enrique Auch of Revere and 20-year-old Tsunami M. Ortiz of Randolph as the suspects who killed D’Andre King-Settles. Days after this determination, on February 27, 2016, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit along with Randolph Police were able to arrest Ortiz without incident.

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, officers on patrol in District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) observed an individual believed to be 18-year-old Enrique Auch of Revere. Auch was known to officers to have an outstanding arrest warrant for the murder of King-Settles. Officers approached Auch and placed him into custody without incident. On Friday in Roxbury District Court, Auch answered to charges of Murder, Assault to Murder, Armed Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, "I'm proud of my detectives for compiling the evidence so quickly and efficiently. Their diligence, along with the community's assistance, played a huge part in solving this case. I hope that this second arrest can bring some closure to the family and friends of the victim."

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Wilmore Street in Mattapan

 

At about 8:47 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for two persons shot in the area of 19 Wilmore Street.

On arrival, officers located two males, both in their late teens, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where one of the victims was treated for non-life threatening injuries while the other victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Morales, 18, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, albeit large or small, is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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. 

Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Wilmore Street in Mattapan

 

At about 8:47 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for two persons shot in the area of 19 Wilmore Street. On arrival, officers located two males, both in their late teens, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where one of the victims was treated for non-life threatening injuries while the other victim, an 18 year-old male, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, albeit large or small, is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 60 Annunciation Road, Roxbury

 

At about 4:00 PM on Friday, December 18, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 60 Annunciation Road.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and has since been identified as 17-year-old D'Andre King-Settles of Roxbury.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, albeit large or small, is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the area of 60 Annunciation Road in Roxbury

 

Death Investigation in the area of 60 Annunciation Road in Roxbury: At about 4:00pm, on Friday, December 18, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 60 Annunciation Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his late teens, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased.  

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, albeit large or small, is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 120 Southern Ave in Dorchester

 

At about 8:22 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 120 Southern Ave.

Upon arrival, officers located a male in his mid-twenties suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 27-year-old Eric Durham of Fall River.

 The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 17B Aguadilla Street, South End

 

At about 1:30 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 17B Aguadilla Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his 20’s suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds outside the above address. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 25-year-old Wellington Ruiz of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the area of 120 Southern Ave in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation in the area of 120 Southern Ave in Dorchester: At about 8:22pm, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 120 Southern Ave. On arrival, officers located a male in his mid-twenties suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.   

 The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of 17B Aguadilla Street, South End

 

At about 1:30 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 17B Aguadilla Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his 20’s suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds outside the above address. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Victim Identified, Suspects Arrested in Relation to Death Investigation in the Area of 425 Old Colony Avenue

 

At about 10:30 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 425 Old Colony Avenue.

On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 38-year-old Maurice Scott of South Boston. A motor vehicle was observed fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and it appeared as though the occupants of the car were changing their clothes as they fled.

A short time later, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) located a motor vehicle matching the given description in the area of Elm Street. Officers were able to place three male suspects in custody in connection to the incident and recover a firearm which they believe was used in the crime. Officers arrested 23-year-old Dwayne Diggs of Randolph and 22-year-old Dondre Snow of Dorchester and charged them with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers also arrested 20-year-old Daquan Peters of Boston and charged him with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Class B Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Commissioner Evans stated "I'm grateful that we were able to get those responsible for this senseless act. We have three suspects in custody at this time because of the outstanding work of my officers and their quick response."

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Victim Identified, Suspect Arrested in Death Investigation in the Area of 5 Nightingale Street, Dorchester

 

At about 12:30 AM on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 5 Nightingale Street, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his 20’s suffering what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounce deceased. The victim has since been identified as 28-year-old Anthony Sinclair of Dorchester.

Officers have arrested 25-year-old female Valerie Cirilo-Perez of Dorchester in relation to this incident. Cirilo-Perez is charged with Murder and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of 5 Nightingale Street, Dorchester

 

At about 12:30 AM on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 5 Nightingale Street, Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his 20’s suffering what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounce deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of 425 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston

 

At about 10:30 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 425 Old Colony Avenue.

On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A motor vehicle was observed fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and it appeared as though the occupants of the car were changing their clothes as they fled.

A short time later, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) located a motor vehicle matching the given description in the area of Elm Street. Officers were able to place three male suspects in custody in connection to the incident. Officers also recovered a firearm which they believe was used in the crime. The investigation remains active and charges have not been formally announced.

Commissioner Evans stated "I'm grateful that we were able to get those responsible for this senseless act. We have three suspects in custody at this time because of the outstanding work of my officers and their quick response."

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: One Arrested in Connection with Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Yawkey Way

 

At about 2:00 AM on Thursday, November 26, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of 19 Yawkey Way, Fenway.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his late 20’s, later identified as 29-year-old Jephthe Chery of Hyde Park, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The Chery was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three additional male victims in their late 20’s also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Boston-area hospitals. 

On Tuesday, December 2, 2015, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit arrested 26-year-old male Dominique L. Carpenter-Grady of Dorchester for firearm-related offenses in connection with the above Thanksgiving Day shooting outside of 19 Yawkey Way. Carpenter-Grady will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Yawkey Way

 

Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim, later identified as Jephthe Chery, 29, of Hyde Park, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three additional male victims in their late 20’s also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Boston-area hospitals.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

Death Investigation in the Area of 19 Yawkey Way

 

At about 2:00 AM on Thursday, November 26, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of 19 Yawkey Way, Fenway.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his late 20’s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three additional male victims in their late 20’s also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to Boston-area hospitals.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

Death Investigation in the Area of 6 Wyman Street, Jamaica Plain

 

At about 6:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for two people shot in the area of 6 Wyman Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed two male victims in their early 20's in a parking lot adjacent to 348 Centre Street suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The first victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The second victim was pronounced deceased on-scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

UPDATE: Several Community Tips Help BPD Homicide Investigators Track Down Suspect Wanted in Connection to Fatal Shooting in area of 124 Telford Street in Brighton

Today, Friday, November 6, 2015, acting on several anonymous tips, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Team, Homicide Unit and U.S. Marshals Task Force located and arrested Gammada Musa, 25, of Brighton and charged him with Murder in the shooting death of Desmond Joseph, 30, of Allston. Musa will be arraigned in Brighton District Court on Monday.

Approximately two weeks ago, on Thursday, October 22, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 124 Telford Street in Brighton. On arrival, officers located a male victim, later identified as Desmond Joseph, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Joseph was pronounced deceased on the scene.

After a complete and thorough review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident, detectives were able to identify Gammada Musa as the person responsible for the shooting death of Desmond Joseph. In the days after the incident, detectives reached out to community members seeking their help, information and assistance in hopes of locating the suspect.  Thanks to several tips sent anonymously to the BPD’s CrimeStoppers Unit, investigators were able to track down and apprehend the suspect in New Bedford, MA.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “In addition to thanking my investigators, I want to especially acknowledge and thank the community members who supplied the anonymous tips that ultimately lead to the capture of Gammada Musa. Thanks to the community’s help and belief in the idea that our city can be a safer place when we all work together, a dangerous felon is off the streets and in police custody.”