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Man Charged In Boston Triple Homicide

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A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted a 23-year-old man in connection with the fatal shootings of three people at a Boston house party in June.

Late Friday, the grand jury returned indictments charging Jael Romero with three counts of second-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Law enforcement officials detailed the charges Tuesday.

Romero is currently being held on unrelated charges in Bristol County.

According to authorities, Romero was at a June 22 party at 153 Intervale St. when an altercation erupted between Romero's friend and Felix Garcia, 22, and Brian Tirado, 23. Then, "Romero allegedly drew a handgun and fired multiple rounds, striking Garcia, Tirado, and [22-year-old Ana Cruz], who was not part of the altercation," officials detailed.

Cruz, Garcia and Tirado all died from their injuries.

"This arrest sends a clear message to anyone who seeks to commit violent acts in our neighborhoods — we will find you and bring you to justice,” Acting Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said in a statement announcing the charges.

Romero is slated to be arraigned in early December in Suffolk Superior Court.

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Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.


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