Three Teens Arrested in the Boston Shooting
Two teens were arrested and pleaded guilty in the deadly Boston shooting. Kyle Williams Gathers pleaded guilty to manslaughter, while Ralph Brown was convicted of first-degree murder. In addition, two other teens were arrested for their involvement in the shooting. It is unclear whether the three teens are related.
Browder was fatally wounded in a Boston shooting
Marvin Browder, 37, was fatally shot by a police officer in Boston’s Back Bay on March 14. While he was on pre-trial release from jail, Browder was armed with a handgun and ammunition when he was shot. He was a father of four children, with another on the way. He most recently worked in packaging at a chicken processing plant. Police said Browder has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He was next due in court on April 29.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Ralph Brown of first-degree murder for Browder’s death and sentenced him to life in prison without parole. Browder was shot multiple times, including in the back. The shooter also wounded Browder’s passenger, who was unidentified. After the shooting, Browder and the passenger fled in the direction of a UHaul truck, but not before Brown shot both of them. The shooter then fled, but Browder was hit multiple times. Ultimately, Browder died from multiple gunshot wounds to the back and his passenger, who sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, survived.
Browder was shot in the back while on his way to work Saturday night. The shooting occurred near the Las Americas Market in the Dorchester neighborhood. Near Westview and Stratton streets, Blue Hill Avenue intersects with Westview Street. After the shooting, the area was closed off and two police helicopters flew over the area.
Kyle Williams Gathers pleaded guilty to manslaughter
Kyle Williams Gathers pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of Shaquille Browder on Jan. 11. Browder was shot to death in a parking lot on Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Williams Gathers was the second suspect, and the convicted man will serve at least 18 to 25 years in prison.
After being arrested on Oct. 16 in connection with the killing of Shaquille Browder outside Burger King, Williams-Gathers refused to come out of his apartment, barricading himself inside. Fortunately, his ex-girlfriend was able to escape safely.
On Monday, police in Boston did not disclose the brutality of the attack. While officers have said they are attempting to conduct an extensive investigation, they have not released the names of the suspects. Police said they were not releasing the names of the victims until the trial was over.
A gang member and two teenagers were arrested in relation to the shooting. The victims included an 11-year-old student from Crescentville. The alleged gang member pulled out a loaded Glock handgun and shot a Boston police gang unit officer in the chest. The officer did not appear to be affiliated with a gang.
On Oct. 31, 1990, a street gang attacked Harbour in Dorchester. The assailants claimed to be out for a Halloween party. The attackers then stabbed her 132 times and left her naked in Franklin Field. They were convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated rape.
A gang-related incident is a serious crime. It is essential to remember that every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ralph Brown convicted of first-degree murder
Ralph Brown was convicted of first-degree murder in January 11, 2018, shooting death of Shaquille Browder. The defendant is also charged with various firearms violations. The incident occurred in the parking lot of Burger King in Boston. Brown is set to serve a life sentence without parole. His co-defendant, Kyle Williams Gathers, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault, and battery by firearm. Gathers was sentenced to 18 to 25 years in prison.
Two other teens arrested in connection with the shooting
The two suspects in the Boston shooting were arrested in February. One was charged with murder and the other was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Neither teen has an attorney yet. The police conducted a week-long search for the suspects and finally arrested a 17-year-old male from Lynn. After a foot chase, police recovered a loaded handgun and a laser sight. Another teen, 16, turned himself in on Saturday and is facing several firearms and delinquency charges.
Authorities have not released the names of the other two suspects, and no motive has been revealed. Investigators have released surveillance photos of the third suspect. Police have not released any other information. They are still investigating the motive of the attack. Authorities have not said whether the shooting was random, but it seems unlikely that the two suspects were targeting students at a high school.
The shooting in Boston killed 17-year-old Nathan Paul in February. He was a student at Weymouth High School and was involved in a botched drug deal. Two of the suspects were juveniles, and both were given fake bills for THC bars. The teens involved in the shooting were later indicted as adults in the case.
Investigators believe that the shooting was gang-related. The suspects, including two other teens, have been charged with first-degree murder. Their motive is unclear but it appears to have been motivated by a political agenda.
Police search for crashed car linked to the shooting
Boston police have launched a search for a crashed car in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier in the day. The shooting took place near Symphony Hall and Mass. Ave. and the police officer responding to the call found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound and a bullet-riddled car on the sidewalk. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Although his condition is not yet known, the police department is urging anyone with information to contact detectives at 1-800-494-TIPS.
The officer involved in the crash is a 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department and is considered a reliable, hardworking member of the force. He is expected to undergo multiple surgeries to treat his injuries. Investigators are still looking for the crashed car, but preliminary information indicates that a white SUV exited a side street and crashed into a police vehicle responding to a call for service.
A crash video posted on SKY7 HD shows police markers and shell cases on the road, which appears to have been linked to the shooting. A photographer also takes pictures of the black Acura sedan, which swerved off the road and crashed into a parked car. According to residents, the Acura crashed after speeding around a corner, and Baker said he heard gunshots just before the crash.