The two men who were late last month convicted of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour were sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 4, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office.
Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of second-degree murder for Lamour’s 2015 shooting death. Both were sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole after a minimum of 20 years. Henley and Lamour were each members of a snow-shoveling crew organized by a nonprofit agency on Feb. 11, 2015. The two men were affiliated with rival gangs, but told their supervisors that they could work together without issue.
Phone records proved that Henley began to plot Lamour’s murder with Zachery. Zachery located Lamour on Centre Street and opened fire, striking Lamour in the head. Zachery was pursued by a Boston Police officer, who Zachery pointed his gun at and shot at as he fled the scene. The officer was not struck. BPD eventually located Zachery nearby when he was carrying shovel but had no gloves and was wearing sneakers rather than snow boots, according to the DA’s Office. BPD found a nearby resident who reported that a shovel matching the one Zachery was carrying had been stolen.
Juvenile arrested on gun charges
On Dec. 3 at about 7 p.m., District E-13 police officers responded to a call about several teenage males breaking in to a building in the area of 49 Horan Way, according to bdpnews.com.
Officers who were on patrol in the immediate area observed four teenage males walking away from that location. When the officers attempted to question the teenagers in relation to the incident, three of the individuals ran away, which prompted the officers to chase them. The officers observed one running individual reach into his waist area and pull out a firearm and toss it over a fence in the area of 89 Heath St. The suspect was taken into custody, and the officers were able to retrieve the discarded firearm.
The incident led to the arrest of a 17-year-old male from Boston, who was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and resisting arrest.