A second arrest has been made in the slaying of Jaewon Martin, a 14-year-old who was gunned down near a basketball court in May, Boston police and prosecutors said this afternoon.
Ramon Silvelo-Miles, 20, of Lynn was arrested today on a warrant charging him with murder. More details are expected to be released at his arraignment on Monday, authorities said in a statement.
Timothy Hearns, 20, who was the alleged gunman, was arrested a week ago and is being held without bail in the Jamaica Plain incident.
Officers responding to the area near 944 Parker St. at about 3:40 p.m. on May 8 found Martin and a second, 15-year-old victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The latter victim's wounds were not life-threatening.
The shooting investigation remains active and people are urged to come forward with any information they might have about the case, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said in a statement.
Prosecutors have said Martin was a standout eighth-grade student at the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury, who unwittingly stepped into a gang dispute. The killing of Martin and other young people galvanized city leaders in their efforts to combat crime as the summer approached.
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