Kenneth Lamour, 21, of Hyde Park, was the man shot to death on Centre Street between the Monument and Murray Circle on Monday, according to prosecutors. His alleged killer, Josiah Zachery, 18, is also from Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain News is seeking full information on Lamour. We have confirmed with the Suffolk County District Attorney's office that his record included an alleged stomp-down of a Department of Youth Services worker when he was 18. In that 2011 incident, the worker had been punched to the ground by another resident of the Connelly Youth Center in Roslindale.
Police have identified the alleged killer in Wednesday's Centre Street violence. Police arrested and charged Josiah Zachery, 18, of Hyde Park with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and assault by means of a dangerous weapon on a police officer. Boston Police Officer Neva Coakley said the incident took place about 10:32 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 891 Centre St. According to police, an officer on patrol heard the shot and went to investigate. He saw one victim on the ground.
At least one suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting fired at pursuing police officers on the mid-day streets of Pondside. None of the cops returned fire. Two people, including the person who allegedly shot at police, were taken into custody. Police Commissioner William Evans praised their restraint in a post on the department's blog. “None of our officers were injured," Evans said, "but again used tremendous restraint and regard for the safety of the public when quickly reacting and detaining these two individuals.”
Boston Police Officer Neva Coakley said the incident took place about 10:32 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 891 Centre St.
Police say at least some of those involved with Wednesday's fatal shooting on Centre Street were part of the Roca program, which works to keep young people out of jail. "It's deeply saddening," said John Ward, director of external affairs for the nonprofit social service agency. "We remain deeply committed to our mission of disrupting the cycle of incarceration and poverty." One man is dead, police say, and a man and woman are in custody. One of the suspects allegedly fired multiple shots at a police officer who tried to intervene.
The neighborhood's elected officials are pressuring postal officials and the landlord of 655 Centre St. to reach a deal that would avoid moving the facility. As first reported by Jamaica Plain News, postal officials have set in motion the process to move the JP Post Office after they were unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease. On Friday, in an effort organized by JP's district city councilor, Matt O'Malley, elected officials sent a letter urging a resolution. "After having conversations with both Mike Powers from the United States Post Office and Robert Schlager of Bulfinch Properties," read part of the letter, "we are deeply concerned about the lack of communication and conflicting stories being expressed by all parties."
ByMatt O'Malley, Liz Malia, Sonia Chang-Díaz and Jeffrey Sánchez |
Mike Powers, District Manager, The United States Post Office
25 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02205
Robert Schlager, President, Bulfinch Properties
250 First Avenue, Suite 200
Needham, MA 02494
Jan. 30, 2015
To Mike Powers and Robert Schlager,
We urge you both to resolve your ongoing lease negotiations and keep Jamaica Plain’s post office in its current location at 655 Centre Street. The post office is an anchor in the local shopping district and serves as a resource for residents and businesses in Jamaica Plain. Furthermore, it serves as an important tribute to the service and sacrifice of Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, a local resident for whom it is named. After having conversations with both Mike Powers from the United States Post Office and Robert Schlager of Bulfinch Properties, we are deeply concerned about the lack of communication and conflicting stories being expressed by all parties.
Boston Police are seeking to ID this man in connection with the armed robbery of the Boylston Street City Feed on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Credit: Boston Police Department
Boston Police released stills from surveillance footage of the man who robbed City Feed last week. What's more, for the first time police are linking him to three previous similar heists. Police are hoping to identify the man pictured above in the Friday, Jan.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday denied Ed "Butchie" Corliss's appeal of his 2011 conviction for gunning down convenience store clerk Surendra Dangol. Corliss, who was out on parole in a prior killing of a convenience store employee, shot Dangol while robbing the Tedeschi's at the Monument. Corliss's lawyers argued prosecutors destroyed evidence and the judge should have allowed evidence the defense claims would show surveillance footage distorted the killer's height. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley praised the ruling. “The SJC made the right decision," Conley said in a statement through his press office.
Postal officials have set in motion the process to move the JP Post Office from 655 Centre St. after they were unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease. A letter was recently posted in the vestibule of the busy post office. It's from the Post Office to Mayor Marty Walsh and lays out the process for possible relocation to somewhere else in the 02130 Zip Code. "The Postal Service is considering relocation because its lease at the present location will terminate shortly and it has been unable to reach an agreement with the property owner for a new lease to remain in the property."