Dot teen, 17, shot dead; Dorchester man, 18, held, charged with the murder

Akeem Polimis

A 17-year-old boy from Dorchester was found shot to death in a car in Quincy on Friday night (Jan. 15), according to Boston Police, who say they have arrested an 18-year-old man from Dorchester on murder charges.

Akeem Polimis, a student at the Codman Academy Charter Public School, was fatally shot at 29 Ferndale St. near Codman Square around 6:45 p.m. on Friday, police say. However, somebody put him into a car, and drove him to Victory Road in Quincy’s Squantum neighborhood, where police found him dead in the car.

Juan Nazario, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday on charges of murder and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition. Police did not say if Nazario was the one who drove Polimis’s body to Quincy, but whoever did crashed into a car at Adams and Park streets in Dorchester, which caused the front bumper to fall off farther down Park Street as the driver made his way to the Expressway.

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Firefighters responded to two house fires in the neighborhood last Thursday morning. The first blaze at a three-decker home on Sudan Street ripped through the rear of all three floors. Boston Fire Chief John Dempsey told NBC Boston that four adults evacuated after the smoke detectors went off. Just a few hours later, firefighters responded to a second fire at 252 Adams St. and were able to extinguish it before 7 a.m. There were no reports of injury in either incident.

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Boston Police have asked for the public’s help in locating a motor vehicle sought for a hit-and-run crash on the evening of Sun., Jan. 6, that left a pedestrian seriously hurt. The crash occurred around 5:15 in the area of 618 Blue Hill Ave. The suspect vehicle— “believed to be a blue 2019 or 2020 Hyundai Elantra,” according to BPD—sustained damage to the front driver’s side windshield and possibly the front hood and roof line, police say. Contact detectives at 617-343-4470 with any info.