Boston Police have charged a 29 year-old Dorchester man with murder for a brazen shooting on Granite Avenue that police say followed a traffic dispute near the McDonald's restaurant on the afternoon of April 13. The victim, Joey DeBarros, 21, was shot multiple times outside of his vehicle in the Granite Avenue entrance of the fast-food restaurant.
Yesterday, BPD detectives sought a warrant charging Deonarine Ganga with the homicide. Ganga was already in custody since his arrest on April 14, the day after DeBarros was killed. The BPD's Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested him on an outstanding warrant stemming from an April 7 incident at a Dorchester Avenue business, in which Ganga allegedly threatened another person with a gun.
"My detectives worked tirelessly on this case from the beginning," Commissioner William Evans said in a statement. "Their hard work and commitment to seek justice for this young man was matched by the cooperation of the public who offered assistance."
"We are pleased that we were able to arrest and charge the suspect for this brazen daytime shooting and for his involvement in the earlier assault. We hope that these charges bring some peace to the DeBarros family during what is surely a most difficult time," Evans added.
The investigation into the April 13 shooting on Granite Avenue continues, according to BPD sources. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.