Gunshots fatal for boy on street, a man outside corner store; 3 teens are shot at a party; 2 men arraigned in fatal car crash

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death outside 28 Ellington St. in Dorchester on Wed., July 27. Boston Police responded to the scene around 7:25 p.m. The victim— Curtis Ashford, Jr.— was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He had recently graduated from grammar school. No arrests have been reported in the incident.

A man was shot to death outside a Norwell Street convenience store on Monday afternoon in a brazen daytime assault that may have been related to a domestic dispute, according to local sources. Boston Police have not reported any arrests in the homicide, nor have they released the name of the victim. The incident took place just after noon at 215 Norwell St., just outside the Park n Go convenience store.

Three teenagers - 19, 16, and 16 - were shot after a fight broke out at a party on Dakota Street around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday.

A 19-year-old Dorchester man, who police said was running around with a loaded gun with 12 rounds after the shootings, was arrested about 45 minutes later, according to police.

Officers spotted Corey Robinson, 19, of Dorchester, running barefoot and clad in a ski mask, down Dakota toward Greenbrier Street around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. The firearm, police say, was stolen in South Carolina.

Robinson was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a large-capacity firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and receiving stolen property, police said.

Two men were arraigned in Dorchester court last week on a variety of charges related to the death of a 36-year-old woman who was killed in a violent car crash in Codman Square on June 11. Jennice Sanchez was a passenger in a car driven by Damiel Griffiths that slammed into a storefront while Griffiths and a second defendant — Sean Desiree— were allegedly racing each other at speeds over 70 m.p.h. at 2 a.m. Both men were reportedly drunk.

Desiree, 31, was also charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury or death. Judge Thomas Kaplanes imposed $10,000 bail for both men.

After the crash, Griffiths exited the car, while Sanchez remained trapped in the passenger’s seat. Members of the Boston Fire Department and Boston EMS extracted her and transported her to Carney Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Griffiths, the registered owner of the Infinity, denied being involved in an accident. He reported that his car was stolen, a claim prosecutors assert is untrue.  

Both Griffiths and Desiree are due back in court September 26.

Shakeem McNeil, 31, last week admitted that he shot his 44-year-old neighbor, Carl Brown, to death in May 2019 after the two argued over smoke from a barbeque on Millet Street. Suffolk Superior Judge Anthony Campo imposed an agreed-upon sentence of 31 to 35 years in prison. 
McNeil will serve 19 to 20 years on a manslaughter charge, 4 to 5 years on a gun possession charge, and 8 to 10 years for violating his probation on an earlier case.

He was grilling outside the victim’s side of a duplex home when Brown approached him to ensure that he did not drop coal on the ground and that the smoke from the grill did not impact another resident of the building who suffered from asthma.  During an ensuing argument, McNeil produced a firearm and shot Brown multiple times in front of his family.

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