Suspect arraigned in shooting death in Egleston Square

By John Lynds

       A shootout last Friday afternoon in Jamaica Plain left a Roxbury man dead and a man from South Boston being charged from his hospital bed.

       Victor Rodriguez, 28, of South Boston was arraigned Tuesday from his hospital bed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the murder of Carl Reynolds, 28, Roxbury during the shootout that occured on Friday afternoon, January 18 in Egleston Square.

       According to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesman Jake Wark, Rodriguez was charged with Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He was held without bail and will return to court on Feb. 25.

       According to police, the two men began firing at one another at 3100 Washington St. in Egleston Square at 3:32 p.m. last Friday.

       When police arrived they found both Reynolds and Rodriguez suffering from gunshot wounds.

       Both men were rushed toc the hospital with life-threatening injuries and Reynolds later succumbed to his injuries.

                  This is Boston’s fourth homicide of the year.

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