Three defendants were acquitted Tuesday on murder charges of a 28-year-old man who was shot dead while exiting the 7-Eleven on August 27, 2016. Amos Carrasquillo, 30, his girlfriend, Amanda Algarin, 28, and their associate, Julio Pizarro, 45, were acquitted after 11 days of deliberations, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. The DA's office said the prosecution was confident the jury fully and fairly weighed the evidence that they were provided. Carrasquillo was charged with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in December 2016, after initially being arrested on an unrelated federal probation warrant. In 2016, Assistant DA Julie Higgins of the DA's Homicide Unit, said Carrasquillo and Kelly were known to each other, and Carrasquillo had allegedly "shown signs of hostility toward the victim in the days preceding the Aug.
Boston Police confirm that the name of the man who was shot dead outside 7-Eleven on Centre Street was Jeffrey Kelly, 28, of Boston. Kelly was killed early Saturday morning, Aug. 27. His death was one of four overnight shooting incidents reported in the city. Police say they received a call for a person having been shot near 454 Centre St.
A man in his 30s was shot dead outside the 7-Eleven on Centre Street early Saturday morning in Jamaica Plain, one of four overnight shooting incidents reported in the city. According to the Boston Globe, the victim was a known panhandler, and used a wheelchair even though he did not need one. An official with knowledge of the investigation said it appears the man was targeted. Alize Valentino, who lives nearby spoke about the victim:
“He would just ask, ‘Hey, buddy, how about some change when you come out?’ “ Valentino said. “If you help him out, he would say, ‘God bless, and thank you.’ ”
The Globe reports the JP shooting followed a Friday night shooting in Mattapan and two early-morning shootings in Dorchester in which victims were transported to area hospitals; one of the Dorchester victims later died:
The third shooting was reported at 3:34 a.m. at 451 Centre St.