Man shot, killed on Centre St.

A young man was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. on Feb. 11, according to Boston Police Department (BPD).

An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30in the morning, and chased two male suspects.

While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire. With back-up officers, both suspects were arrested.

“None of our officers were injured, but again used tremendous restraint and regard for the safety of the public when quickly reacting and detaining these two individuals,” BPD Commissioner William Evans said in a release.

The victim, 21-year-old Hyde Park resident Kenneth Lamour, died of his multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. He was engaged in snow removal services, working for Roca’s transitional employment program, at the time of the shooting.

“At Roca, we are deeply saddened by the shooting death of Kenneth Lamour, a young man who was enrolled in our program,” Roca founder and CEO Molly Baldwin said in a statement. “Despite this terrible tragedy, Roca remains deeply committed to its mission of disrupting the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives.”

Eighteen-year-old Josiah Zachery, also from Hyde Park, has been charged with murder and assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly firing he murder weapon at a BPD officer. He is due back in court March 12.

The homicide investigation is ongoing, BPD told the Gazette that day. A later request for more details was not answered.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly at 617-343-4470.

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