BOSTON – A Boston man was charged with murder and other counts in a shooting in which four people, including a 2-year-old boy and his mother, were killed and a fifth was wounded, authorities said late Monday.
Dwayne Moore of the city's Mattapan neighborhood faces four counts of murder, one count of assault with intent to murder and other charges related to the attack in September, Suffolk County prosecutor's spokesman Jake Wark said.
Moore will be arraigned Tuesday. It was not immediately clear whether he has legal representation. Law enforcement officials have not commented on a possible motive and did not release additional information to avoid jeopardizing an ongoing grand jury investigation.
The only other person arrested in the shooting deaths, Kimani Washington, 34, had one of the murder weapons and admitted to driving a victim's car, Prosecutor Ed Zabin has said. He was arraigned last month on charges of weapons violations, receiving a stolen car, drug trafficking and being a career criminal. Not guilty pleas were automatically entered on his behalf, and his lawyer has said he "unequivocally denies" hurting anyone.
Killed in the shootings were 2-year-old Amani Smith; his mother, 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory; her boyfriend, 21-year-old Simba Martin; and 22-year-old Levaughn Washum-Garrison. The fifth victim, 32-year-old Marcus Hurd, was critically wounded.
Eyanna Flonory's sister, Ebony, said days after the shooting that she spoke to Eyanna about an hour before she was fatally shot and heard Amani say his name to her for the first time.
The shooting was the single deadliest in Boston since December 2005, when four young men were fatally shot in a makeshift basement recording studio in the Dorchester neighborhood. Two men are serving prison sentences in connection with that shooting.