Boston Police have released the name of the man fatally shot in Hyde Square on Friday. Police were called to the area of Centre and Wyman just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of two people having been shot, according to spokespersons for the police. Police found two victims in the city parking lot in the mid-300 block of Centre. That's across the street from the former Blessed Sacrament Church. While one man, still unnamed by police, was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center, one man was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
Boston Police confirm that one of the people shot Friday in Hyde Square is dead. Police were called to the area of Centre and Wyman just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of two people having been shot, according to spokespersons for the police. Officer Rachel McGuire later confirmed that one of the victims died. The other person has "life-threatening injuries" and was being treated at Boston Medical Center, McGuire said. For hours after the shooting nearby streets were blocked off as police investigated.
Prosecutors say the men behind the brazen daytime murder of a snow shoveling crew member on Centre Street organized the hit via text message. On Monday, the men charged in the Feb. 11 murder of 21-year-old Kenny Lamour both pleaded not guilty. A judge denied bail to Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and Josiah Zachery, 18, of Hyde Park, according to the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley. During Monday's arraignment, prosecutors argued that Lamour and Henley were working on a snow shoveling detail organized by Roca Inc. despite that organization's knowledge that the two were members of rival gangs.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office released key details Friday in their theory of how Kenny Lamour wound up shot dead on Centre Street two weeks ago. During the arraignment of Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston on a murder charge in the broad daylight killing on busy Centre Street, prosecutors argued Henley was working alongside Lamour doing community-service snow shoveling. Henley allegedly texted and called Josiash Zachery, 18, and told him to come to where the Roca Inc. crew was working, between Murray Circle and the Monument — and to bring a gun. Prosecutors claim Henley described what Lamour was wearing. "Mr. Henley called in the hit," Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum told West Roxbury Municipal Court on Friday.
Boston Police have arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of Kenny Lamour. The Hyde Park man was gunned down Feb. 11 at 891 Centre St. as he shoveled snow in a community service program. On Thursday, the police fugitive unit arrested Donte Henley, 24, of South Boston and charged him with murder.