Thursday, 4:30 PM
Police make arrest in Charlestown slaying
By Globe Staff
Boston Police announced this afternoon that they have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Charlestown the day after Christmas.
Police said that Carlos Maldonado, 24, of Boston was taken into custody today and charged with murder.
Mark Parilla, the city's 73rd homicide victim, was gunned down on Monument Street. His mother had feared that a tradition of silence in Charlestown would make an arrest difficult. She also said he was involved with the Bloods street gang in New York and in Boston.