BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2010—Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley today announced the arrest of a second suspect in the May 8 shooting death of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin and the non-fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Jamaica Plain.
Members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit today arrested RAMON SILVELO-MILES (D.O.B. 11/30/89) of Lynn on a warrant charging him with murder. The warrant was approved earlier this week in the course of a far-reaching investigation by the homicide units of the Boston Police Department and Suffolk DA’s office.
He is the second suspect to be charged in Martin’s death: the alleged gunman, TIMOTHY HEARNS (D.O.B. 3/13/90), was arrested one week ago and is currently held without bail.
Additional details regarding Silvelo-Miles’ involvement are expected to be revealed at his arraignment on Monday in Roxbury District Court. Commissioner Davis and District Attorney Conley reminded the public that the investigation into Martin’s fatal shooting remains “open and very active,” urging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have.
Boston Police responded to the area of 944 Parker St. at about 3:40 on May 8 for a report of a person shot. Officers found two young men suffering gunshot wounds. One, later identified as Martin, was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound to his chest; the second was transported to Children’s Hospital and treated for gunshot wounds to his chest and arm that were not life-threatening.
Persons with information on the shooting can call the Boston Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS. They may also text their information to investigators by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). All tipsters may remain anonymous if they wish.