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A memorial has been set up for Jonathan Dos Santos on the corner of Washington and Fuller streets, the location of last week's shooting. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A memorial has been set up for Jonathan Dos Santos on the corner of Washington and Fuller streets, the location of last week's shooting. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Monday morning, two suspects in the shooting death of 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos were arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court on murder and firearms offenses. The suspects, who are themselves just 16 and 14, will be tried as adults.

They allegedly gunned down Dos Santos while he rode his bike down Fuller Street in Dorchester last Wednesday. And to catch the suspects, Boston Police turned to the boys' mothers, who turned them in over the weekend.

"This is a tragedy," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh over the weekend. "We lost a 16 year older, and two other juveniles arrested today, and when you think about that three families, their lives have been shattered here, and we're talking about young kids having guns. Most importantly, we need the community to help us take back the streets. We can't have young teenagers running around the streets of Boston with guns."

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Rev. Gary Adams, chaplain for the Boston Police Department, a former police officer and leader of the "Survivors of Homicide" group at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan.

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WBUR: 2 Teens Held Without Bail In Killing Of Dorchester 16-Year-Old

  • "Prosecutors say police have surveillance video of the shooting and that the two teens 'trapped' 16-year-old Jonathan Dos Santos, who was shot five times as he rode his bike near his Dorchester home Wednesday evening."

This segment aired on June 15, 2015.

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