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Man charged in killing of Brandon Williams in fatal shooting in February.

From BPD News:

At about 7:30 AM, on Friday, April 9, 2021, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, arrested Darren Gillespie, 25, of Randolph and charged him with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Firearm Discharged within 500 Feet of a Dwelling. Gillespie was arrested in the area of 60 Forbes Boulevard in Mansfield, MA. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Circumstances Surrounding the Incident : At about 10:03 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Capen Street and Evans Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Boston EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The victim has since been identified as Brandon Williams, 32, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide 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 all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

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