Murder Victims Identified; 3 Arrested by Murder Scene, 2 on Gun Charges

The two men shot to death on Friday night in Jackson Square have been identified by Boston Police. The two victims were shot dead near 277 Centre St. by the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments around 9:41 pm on Friday night. The two victims have been identified as Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58. Both men were from Boston, and neither lived at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, but had ties to the Boston Housing Authority run apartment complex, according to the Boston Globe.


Update: Two Shot Dead in Jackson Square

Two people were shot dead in the area of 277 Centre Street on Friday night in Jackson Square.  

Boston Police District E-13 officers were on patrol in the area when they heard gunshots fired around 9:41 pm, and quickly responded towards the scene, according to Upon arrival officers found two adult males suffering gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals and later succumbed to their injuries and pronounced dead. One victim was a male in his twenties and the other victim was a male believed to be in his fifties.


Boston Firefighter Charged with Sexual Assault of Woman at JP Firehouse

A Boston firefighter was arraigned on April 18 on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in January at the Jamaica Plain Centre Street firehouse. On Jan. 14, David Sanchez, 37, of Hyde Park, allegedly assaulted a female victim by trying to kiss her, pulling her pants down, exposing himself and pushing her onto a couch, reported WCVB. Sanchez is currently on leave, according to WCVB. Sanchez was formally charged with assault and battery and indecent assault and battery, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.


Jamaica Plain Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in 2016 Beating

On Monday a jury found a Jamaica Plain man guilty of a 2016 second-degree murder during which security cameras captured the man stomping the victim in the head after he was mortally wounded. Along with the second-degree murder charge, Abdullah Yasin, 24, was also found guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon by a jury in the March 27, 2016 murder of Chaz Burton, who was 26, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Fabian Llano, 27, of Lynn, was found guilty of two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a single count of misleading a police officer, but was acquitted of murder. Yasin and Llano had been indicted for first-degree murder in addition to the assault charges. They were among nine defendants charged in the fatality.


Suspect, 17, in Custody After Alleged Stabbing at Green Street MBTA Station

A 17-year-old suspect is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old victim at the Green Street MBTA station on Friday around 2:40 pm. The victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, according to MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan. The station was closed for a brief period of time as the incident was investigated. It appearedĀ Boston Public Schools outreach coordinators were onsite during the investigation, including one wearing an English High School pullover. A Boston Public Schools spokesperson referred Jamaica Plain News to the MBTA Transit Police for information.