Dorchester man reportedly shot to death in front of his family on Father’s Day

Ira Grayson, 35, of Manchester, N.H. has been charged with murder.

A 33-year-old Dorchester man was reportedly shot to death in front of his kids during a gathering on Father’s Day, and a Manchester, N.H. man is being charged with his murder.

Stacey Coleman was allegedly shot in the chest around 8:36 p.m. near 14 Danube St. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died, according to the Suffolk District Attorney in a press release.

Ira Grayson, 35, is being charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and some drug-related offenses, the release said. Grayson was already on federal supervised release after he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in New Hampshire. Grayson is being held without bail following his arraignment in the Boston Municipal Court’s Roxbury Division on Tuesday, the release said.


Boston police detectives, via investigation, believe that both Coleman and Grayson were at the gathering when they allegedly became “involved in an altercation,” the release said. There were reportedly two guns involved, and Grayson allegedly sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. He brought himself to a nearby hospital with the non-life-threatening injury. He also allegedly had illegal drugs with him when he was arrested at the hospital.

“Who kills somebody? Who kills somebody? With their kids there. With their mother. Brothers and sisters,” Tonya Barrows, Coleman’s mother, said to WCVB.

Coleman had three children, according to his family.

“He loved his family,” Coleman’s aunt, Dawnyelle Gathers, told the news station. “He did no wrong to nobody, and we want justice and we’re going to get justice served.”

Grayson is next due in court on Aug. 20, according to authorities.


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