Suspects in two unrelated killings in Boston will appear in court Tuesday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.
Kevin Williams, 21, of Dorchester, is accused of shooting 67-year-old Jose Luis Pinn Williams, gas station attendant.
In an unrelated case, Kai Harris, 26, of Brockton is facing a murder charge in connection with the killing of a man in his 30s.
The arrests come as Boston was struck by a wave of violence over the weekend. Five men were killed in the span of three days.
Williams and Harris are both scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court for their alleged roles in two unrelated shootings over the weekend, according to the district attorney’s office.
Williams was arrested near the Fabian Gas Station on Washington Street in Dorchester where a man was shot and killed at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night. Police say the 21-year-old shot and killed a man in his 60s during an attempted robbery.
Family and friends identified the victim as 67-year-old Williams in an interview with WBZ-TV. He had two sons, ages 27 and 18, according to the television station. The man, who friends described as a friendly clerk, had previously been robbed at the gas station but returned to work. He would have turned 68 Monday, friends said.
“He was a great person, great father, very kind, very loving with his kids, all of the family,” Margot Vazquez, the mother of Williams’ children told WBZ-TV. “They took his life away it’s a pain that I don’t wish to nobody.”
Williams faces multiple charges including assault with intent to murder and attempted robbery, Boston police said. Additional charges are expected to be filed.
Just twelve hours later police responded to a shooting on Itasca Street in Mattapan. When officers arrived they found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The man has not been identified.
Harris was arrested after “further investigation,” Boston police said. He is being charged with murder.
Three other men were shot and killed from Friday to Sunday in Boston.
Raymond Halloway-Creighton, 26, of Dorchester was shot and killed on Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury at about 3:30 a.m. Friday.
At 6:48 p.m. Friday a double shooting on Emrose Terrace in Dorchester left a man dead and another injured. The victims have not been identified but police told the Boston Globe the wounded person is a teenager and the man who died was in his 20s.
At 2:30 a.m. Sunday police were called to Mildred Avenue in Mattapan where a man had been shot. The man, in his 40s, has not been identified. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, Boston police said.
The five killings remain under investigation. Boston police said there have been 44 homicides in the city in 2018 compared with 42 at this time last year.