Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection with Murder in Dudley Square Area
About 9:50 pm on Thursday, February 28th, 2013, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area 14 Zeigler Street (Dudley Square).
On arrival, officers observed an unidentified black male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center and was later pronounced deceased.
Minutes after the shooting, Officers Wilfredo Coriano and Domenic Columbo, while performing a privately paid detail in the area, observed two suspects running from the scene. Officers gave chase and with the assistance of Officers Brian Holmes and Kevin Plunkett and the Transit Police, the suspects were apprehended.
Officers also recovered two firearms. Cooper and Bannister have been arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
The department would like to recognize Officers Wilfredo Coriano, Domenic Columbo, Brian Holmes and Kevin Plunkett for their outstanding work regarding this incident.
Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.