An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting and carjacking of a man outside an apartment complex in Everett, Massachusetts.
Prosecutors say a meeting to sell hundreds of dollars worth of marijuana led to the Sunday afternoon murder of 21-year-old Gary Duff-Turcotte, a Stoneham resident.
The Middlesex District Attorney's Office says Duff-Turcotte was shot to death by 27-year-old Keith Herring of Boston.
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Herring was arrested Monday morning. During his arraignment that afternoon, prosecutors said Herring texted Duff-Turcotte Sunday to inquire about buying $700 worth of marijuana. Prosecutors say Duff-Turcotte and Herring agreed to meet at the Everett apartment near the intersection of Terry Street and Chelsea Street.
According to prosecutors, during the meeting, Herring got out of the car, walked to the driver's side door and told Duff-Turcotte he wanted a minute with Duff-Turcott'e girlfriend. Prosecutors say Duff-Turcotte refused to get out of the 2007 Audi. Duff-Turcotte's girlfriend said Herring fired at least one shot and she took off running.
When investigators arrived, Duff-Turcotte's Audi was gone.
Duff-Turcotte was transported to Whidden Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In court, prosecutors said investigators were able to ping Duff-Turcotte's cell phone inside the car to an address near where Herring lived in Brighton. Herring was also wearing a GPS device as part of a previous criminal case. Investigators were able to determine Herring was in Everett at the time of the shooting.
A judge ordered Herring be held without bond. He is being held on charges of murder, armed robbery, carjacking and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Herring's next court appearance is set for Nov. 29.