Teen murder suspect also charged in Lydon Way double-shooting
The teenager charged with killing an Adams Corner man on Columbus Day stands accused of shooting two men during a foiled robbery attempt on Monsignor Lydon Way two weeks later. John Graham, 17, was indicted last week by a Suffolk County grand jury, which charged the Dorchester teen with multiple crimes, including first-degree murder in the Oct. 10 shooting death of Ciaran Conneely, a 36-year-old Irish immigrant who was allegedly Graham’s target in an attempted armed robbery.
The same indictment charges Graham with shooting two men on Monsignor Lydon Way on the night of Sunday, Oct. 30. A police report obtained by the Reporter indicates that Graham was trying to rob the two men as they walked home from a Dorchester Avenue convenience store around 10 o’clock that night.
According to the police report, one of the victims— an 18-year-old Asian male — was shot repeatedly in the front and rear torso outside of 32 Lydon Way. The other victim, age 20, was shot in the right arm. Both men survived the attack.
One of the victims told police that the suspect — described as a black male in a mustard-colored hoodie— was seated on the stairs of a building on Lydon Way. The assailant asked them for a cigarette and when the victims said, no, he approached them with a .22 caliber revolver demanding, “Give me everything you got.” When the victims refused, he opened fire and then ran toward Dorchester Avenue.
Graham was arrested by Boston Police on Nov. 6 and is now in custody, held on $100,000 cash bail for the Lydon Way attack. An arraignment date has not yet been set for the Nahant Avenue murder charge.