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.”  

UPDATE: BPD Seeks Public’s Help in Locating Suspect Involved in Death Investigation in the Area of 124 Telford Street, Brighton

At about 11:45 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 124 Telford Street, Brighton.

Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside of the above address. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene and later identified as 30-year-old Desmond Joseph of Allston.

Detectives are now seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect, 25-year-old Gammada M. Musa of Brighton, in relation to this incident. Musa is described as a black male, about 5’10”, and 195 lbs. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If encountered, persons are strongly urged to contact police.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470 or the BPD Fugitive Unit at (617) 343-4468.

Community members wishing to assist the 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: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 124 Telford Street, Brighton

 

At about 11:45 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 124 Telford Street, Brighton.

Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside of the above address. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 30-year-old Desmond Joseph of Allston.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist the 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 124 Telford Street, Brighton

 

At about 11:45 PM on Thursday, October 22, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 124 Telford Street, Brighton.

Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside of the above address. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with any information is asked to call Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist the 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.