Investigation Update: Murder Suspect, Stepheon Wells, has been Arrested

At about 8:04 AM, on Friday, June 30, 2023, members of the Fugitive Unit, arrested Stepheon Wells, 20, of South Boston, in the area of 26 Hemenway Street. He was wanted on a straight warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder and firearm-related charges in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred on 2/18/2023. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 8:46 PM on Saturday, February 18, 2023, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan/Dorchester) responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 15 Fermoy Heights in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located Diva Ayuso, 32, of Sharon, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

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