BOSTON — Two men accused in a fatal Boston bus station shooting prosecutors said was captured on surveillance cameras have been held without bail.
Twenty-two-year-old Jamel Bannister and 25-year-old Brian Cooper pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and firearms charges. Both are charged as armed career criminals because of previous convictions.
Prosecutor David Fredette said the shooting at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday was recorded by MBTA cameras at Roxbury’s Dudley Square station. Fredette said the men had some interaction with 26-year-old Courtney Jackson, then Cooper shot him while Bannister stood nearby holding another gun. Cooper’s lawyer said his client wasn’t there.
Police said Jackson stumbled onto a bus and was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
Police working a nearby construction detail arrested the suspects as they tried to flee. Two guns also were recovered.