BPD seek suspect in murder of 17-year-old boy

Omara Shears: Wanted for murder

Two murdered in separate incidents on Saturday

The victim in a fatal stabbing on Saturday morning near Franklin Park has been identified as a 17-year-old boy. Boston Police have issued an arrest warrant for Omara Shears, a 44-year-old Boston man whom they said committed the murder.

On Monday, police named the victim as Javare Sommerville, 17, of Providence, Rhode Island. The teen was found suffering from a stab wound around 9:20 a.m. and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

In a statement on Monday, Boston Police said Shears "should be considered armed and dangerous and if observed, contact 911 immediately."


Police on Monday also identified a second victim who was shot at 11 Erie St., near Washington Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police report he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police had the MBTA halt service on the Fairmount Line near Erie Street so that they could search the tracks.

The victim was identified as Shamel Winston Atkins, 31.


Police say that not long after the Blue Hill Avenue stabbing, officers setting up a taped-off crime scene there arrested a man on gun charges.

Police say officers noticed a man "with his right arm pinned against the side of his body while clutching the waistband area of his pants." He began to walk away in that same stance and officers caught up with him to question him, police say:

"The officers were able to stop the suspect at which time they conducted a pat frisk, leading to the recovery of a holstered firearm from the waistband area of his pants. When the officers attempted to place the suspect in custody, he violently resisted but was eventually secured with assistance from additional units who were in the area. "

Jalil Hartgrove, 19, of Mattapan was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm for "the .32-caliber Colt Model 1903 ACP handgun loaded with one round of ammunition in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine," police say officers found on him.




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