Man shot and killed while shopping at Boston-area mall, suspect arrested weeks later

Source: Braintree police; MEGA

Feb. 16 2022, Published 11:25 a.m. ET

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A man wanted in connection to a fatal shooting at a Massachusetts mall last month has been arrested.

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Julius Hammond-Desir was arrested in Boston, police in Braintree, Massachusetts, announced on Feb. 16. He faces a murder charge in connection to the shooting.

Around 3 p.m. on Jan. 22, Dijoun C. Beasley, 26, was shot and killed inside the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, according to WCVB.

Police were called to the mall for a report of shots fired and the shopping center was evacuated, according to NBC Boston. Those who were still inside the mall were told to shelter in place.

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Responders found Beasley on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, where he died days later, according to NBC Boston.


Police said the shooting was a targeted attack and not a random event. Still, investigators have not released a motive for the alleged murder.

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Samantha Schwartz was arrested on Jan. 28 and charged with accessory-after-the-fact in connection to the murder, according to Braintree police.

Source: Braintree police; MEGA

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