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Arrest Made in Last Week's Deadly Shooting in Jamaica Plain

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    Arrest Made in JP Fatal Double Shooting

    (Published Saturday, May 12, 2018)

    Boston police have announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with last Friday's deadly shooting of two innocent bystanders in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

    Wilvin Guity, 28, was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58, on May 4 outside of the Milfred Hailey apartments. Police have said the two victims were innocent bystanders and not the intended targets.

    Joyce was about to graduate from Salem State University with a degree in accounting. Blair was a father of three and also a grandfather. Both were remembered lovingly by family and friends who were shocked at their deaths. 

    Boston Police Commissioner William Evans released a statement upon the arrest of Guity, which read in part: "Community members all across our city should be able to gather and socialize in public places in the company of neighbors and friends without the fear created and caused by those who carry illegal guns in our city. Chris and Clayborn did absolutely nothing wrong and most certainly deserved better fates."

    Guity is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Monday, May 14. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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