The man police believe is responsible for East Boston’s only homicide this year was arrested in New Hampshire last week.
The Boston Police Fugitive Unit in collaboration with the US Marshals Service and Nashua Police Department found Jeremy Menedez, 29, of Nashua New Hampshire and took him into custody without incident.
Menedez has been charged with the shooting death of 29-year-old Taquise Johnson whose body was found in the open air garage below Shore Plaza on Border Street in June.. Just before midnight on Friday June 1 officers from District A-7 responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the area of 800 Border St. (Shore Plaza). Police located an adult male victim, who has since been identified as Johnson, of Boston, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
In 2007 the Boston Police Fugitive and Apprehension Unit, Homicide Unit, United States Marshals, and State Police apprehended a Taquise Johnson, who was 18 at the time, and another man in connection with the May 15, 2007 shooting death of Cordeiro Andrade and injury of a female in Mattapan. Johnson and Jovan Adams were tried separately for the murder with Adams receiving a life sentence.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.
If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.