Police Incidents: Man murdered in shooting on West Concord Street

At about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 162 West Concord St. in the South End. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Boston EMS responded and treated the victim who was pronounced deceased on scene.
This incident remains an active investigation led by the Boston Police Homicide Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances in which the victim was shot.
Last night, police arrested Derermell Robinson, 23, of Boston and charged him with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute in connection to this death investigation.
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.
At about 8:32 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, officers received a radio call for an Assault and Battery in Progress at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library.
Officers were advised by library staff that a male, later identified as Cornelio Conley, 43, of Boston, was seen publicly masturbating in front of the library. When asked to leave by library staff, Conley became combative and assaulted a member of library staff.
When Officers approached Conley to place him into custody, he began to resist officers’ attempts to place him into custody. Conley threw a tarp, striking one of the officers. Additionally, Conley punched and bit officers. During the struggle, Officers deployed department-issued OC spray in attempts to subdue Conley. With the aid of additional responding units, Conley was taken into custody without further incident. Boston EMS treated Conley for exposure to OC Spray. Three Officers from this incident were transported to a local hospital to evaluate and treat non-life-threatening injuries.
Cornelio Conley is to be charged with Lewd, Wanton, and Lascivious Conduct, two (2) counts of Assault and Battery, four (4) counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous weapon, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Resisting Arrest.
Conley is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.
At about 5:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, officers assigned to the District B-2 Anti-Crime Unit (Roxbury), conducted a firearm investigation in the area of Cumston Place and Shawmut Avenue in the South End, which led to the arrest of Brandy Soto-Lara, 24, and Jailson Gomes Barros, 22, both from Dorchester on firearm charges and violation of the auto laws.
Officers observed Soto-Lara and an unidentified male, later identified as Gomes Barros, enter a motor vehicle and begin to travel on Dartmouth Street towards Columbus Avenue. The motor vehicle, with excessively dark tinted windows, failed to stop at a red light and possessed an illegal license plate cover.
Officers activated their lights and sirens to conduct the traffic stop but Soto-Lara accelerated at a high rate of speed. Once stopped, both occupants were removed from the motor vehicle for officer safety.
While conducting a motor vehicle inventory search, officers located a loaded Ruger LCP .380 from the vehicle. The firearm was loaded with one (1) one round in the chamber and six (6) rounds in the magazine.
Brandy Soto-Lara was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Refusal to Submit for a Police Officer.
Jailson Gomes Barros was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.
Both suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
At about 4:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, Officers assigned to the D4 (South End) Anti-Crime Unit made an onsite arrest of an Attempted Armed Robbery suspect, identified as Jerry Antoine, 21, of Boston, in the area of Hawley Street.
At about 12:13 p.m. on Aug. 3, a 911 call was received for an Attempted Armed Robbery that had just occurred at Yuri’s Watches located at 142 Newbury St. Officers were advised that a male, later identified as Antoine, had just attempted to rob the store and held the victims inside of the store at knifepoint. Officers responded to the location, but the suspect had already fled the area.
District D-4 Detectives responded and immediately began reviewing video footage of the incident and provided a detailed description of the suspect to include a detailed description of the clothing worn during the incident. D-4 detectives were also able to obtain additional video footage and tracked the suspect on video to the area of Downtown Boston.
Responding officers patrolled the Downtown area and located the suspect in the area of Summer Street and Washington Street wearing similar clothing, as evidenced in the earlier video.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident and will be charged with Attempted Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault and Battery.
He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

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