Two arrested for fatal Ashmont shooting

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with what police call a “brazen daylight shooting” in the Ashmont area in late June that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man.

Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, was found suffering from a gunshot wound near 96 Ashmont St. around 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28. He was taken to an area hospital, not succumbing to his injuries until June 30, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

An investigation between the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, members of the Marietta, Ga. Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshals Service led to the arrest of Keith Cousins, 30, of Boston, on Friday, July 14, in Marietta, Ga.

Cousins remains in custody in Georgia, awaiting extradition to Boston.

Investigators also identified Shaquille Brown, 22, of Mattapan, as a suspect in Austin's shooting. Brown is incarcerated locally “on an unrelated matter,” and both suspects will be charged with murder in Dorchester District Court.

Police Commissioner William Evans commended officers in a statement Monday.

“I’ve always said that we never forget a victim, their families or their loved ones,” Evans said. “I hope that as we continue to identify and arrest those responsible for these senseless crimes, we’ll be able to bring some measure of comfort to all those still left hurting.”

No arraignment date has yet been set, according to the district attorney’s office. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.