Investigation Replace: At about eight:11 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020, officers assigned to District B-Three (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest after responding to a name for an individual with a gun within the space of Norfolk Road and Woolson Road. On arrival, officers noticed the suspect, later recognized as Rafael Santiago, 35, of Malden, with a revolver in his hand. The officers had been in a position to shortly deescalate the doubtless lethal encounter, convincing the armed suspect to drop the firearm after issuing quite a few verbal instructions. The suspect was then positioned in custody and the revolver was safely recovered. Whereas on scene, officers positioned an grownup male sufferer affected by an obvious gunshot wound. The sufferer was pronounced deceased on scene. The sufferer has since been recognized as Justin Cannady, 22-years-old, of Dorchester.
The suspect will seem in Dorchester District Court docket on fees of Homicide and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
The Boston Police Division is actively reviewing the info and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anybody with info relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Murder Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
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