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Man arraigned in connection to deadly Thanksgiving Day shooting

Boston Police outside Who's On First where the shooting took place last November. Matthew J. Lee / Boston Globe

A Dorchester man was arraigned Tuesday in connection to the fatal Thanksgiving morning shooting outside a Fenway bar last year.

Dominique Carpenter-Grady, 26, was arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm as a second offense, carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and three counts of attempted assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. His bail was set at $250,000.

Prosecutors say Carpenter-Grady is one of two people involved the exchange of gunfire outside Who’s On First that killed 29-year-old Jepthe Chery, who worked as a conductor for the MBTA. Carpenter-Grady and two other men were also shot, suffering non-life-threatening injures.

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“Mr. Chery was not involved in the exchange of gunfire or any conflict that may have preceded it,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement. “The evidence to date has established that he was an innocent bystander.”

Prosecutors say Carpenter-Grady was allegedly seen firing his weapon and that a surveillance camera captured him fleeing on foot after allegedly leaving the gun under a car parked on Yawkey Way.

Carpenter-Grady was arrested in early December. Prosecutors said he was found by Boston police hiding under insulation in the attic crawlspace of his Dorchester home.

Carpenter-Grady’s attorney declined to comment on his client’s arraignment Tuesday evening.

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The investigation into the shooting remains active, according to authorities, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 617-343-4470.

 

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