Boston Man Arraigned For "Brazen Daytime Homicide"

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — According to Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins, a Dorchester man been arraigned on charges related to a "brazen daytime homicide" that happened last week.

37-year-old Yaliek Allah-Barnes was arraigned on Friday on a charge of murder for the homicide of 49-year-old Derek Fitzpatrick.

"Allah-Barnes is charged with taking part in the brazen daytime shooting in the area of Bernard Street in Dorchester on May 18 that claimed Fitzpatrick’s life," Rollins' office said in a statement.

Allah-Barnes is being held without bail and his case is expected back in front of a judge on June 24.

Also on Friday, two men were arraigned on firearm charges following the city’s latest homicide. According to Boston Police Department, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 267 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday night.

They found two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One of the men later died from his injuries, he has since been identified as 24-year-old Dashawn Davis of Jamaica Plain. The other victim is expected to survive.

Following a foot chase and a violent struggle, 43-year-old Clifford Jones and 23-year-old Rushon Hemingway were taken into custody. BPD said responding officers found them in possession of several illegal firearms near the scene of the shooting.

Jones is being held on $60,000 bail and Hemingway is being held on $15,000 bail. Both are expected to return to court on June 15.

"Our city has recently experienced four homicides over a period of six days," said DA Rollins. "There is no place for this kind of violence in our communities, and my Office will work with our law enforcement, city partners, community agencies, and others to protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone in Suffolk County."

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