Peter Carvalho followed his “best friend” down a path in Uphams Corner on Wednesday afternoon, raised his gun, and started shooting at him, according to prosecutors. Then he ran away, prosecutors said, only to be found by police minutes later leaning over his fallen friend.
Carvalho, 25, of Dorchester, was ordered held without bail Thursday after pleading not guilty in Roxbury District Court to murder.
The mother of the victim, Shannon Richardson, wept in the courtroom. “I want to hear my son’s voice! They took my Shannon!” she wailed after she left the court, too distraught to speak with reporters. “It’s not right!”
Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman said in court that witnesses saw Richardson walking down a pathway from Humphreys Street toward Dudley Street about 1:25 p.m., looking over his shoulder at two men following him.
One of the men, described by witnesses as having shoulder-length dreadlocks and wearing a half-buttoned blue shirt with a white T-shirt visible underneath, pointed his gun at Richardson and fired several times before fleeing with the other man in the opposite direction.
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