Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Forest Hills Street Homicide in Jamaica Plain

Investigation Update: At about 11:50 AM on Sunday July 30, 2023, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit and officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) arrested Dequann Whyte-Cohen, 31, of Dorchester, on Hyde Park Avenue, Jamaica Plain. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on a Murder warrant from West Roxbury District Court for the homicide of Dante Webb, 45, of Jamaica Plain. The suspect will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Monday. 

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 1:39 AM, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to Forest Hills Street for a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced deceased.