Authorities believe teen was lone gunman in shooting that killed 1, injured 6

Defense attorneyJonathan Shapiro during the arraignment of Emanuel Marrero at Chelsea District Court.
Defense attorneyJonathan Shapiro during the arraignment of Emanuel Marrero at Chelsea District Court. –Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe

The Lynn teenager accused of being the lone gunman in a Chelsea shooting that killed another teen and left six others injured early Sunday morning was held without bail at his Tuesday arraignment.

Emanuel Marrero, 16, was charged with murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. Though Marrero is a minor, he will be prosecuted as an adult for the death of 19-year-old Pablo Villeda. Under Massachusetts law, juveniles over 14 who are accused of murder are automatically tried as adults.

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One of the people wounded in the shooting was Marrero’s step-brother, according to The Boston Globe.

Authorities say Marrero opened fire with one gun at a party of about 50 people in an vacant, three-room apartment on Washington Avenue.

“One young man is dead,’’ Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement. “Six others, some as young as 15, were nearly killed. Chelsea and State police detectives took this case extremely seriously, and it’s clear the community did as well. The progress we’ve made so far reflects valuable assistance on the street and in the neighborhood.’’

Marrero’s attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, declined to comment on the arraignment.

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