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17-year-old Roxbury teen charged in Boston’s first homicide of the year

A Roxbury teenager has been indicted in the shooting death of a Dorchester father, the city’s first homicide of the year.

Authorities say Tykorie Evelyn, 17, shot Khisean Desvarieux, 19, near a Roxbury community center on Jan. 9. Witnesses at the time said they heard about five shots, and one man said it sounded “like the 4th of July.”

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Desvarieux stumbled into a Boys & Girls Club after he was shot. He was rushed to a Boston hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Desvarieux, who had a 1-year-old son, was Boston’s first homicide victim of 2017.

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Officers tried to speak with Evelyn a short time after the shooting, but he fled and discarded his gun, police said. Police eventually caught up with him and arrested him.

Evelyn will be charged as an adult with first-degree murder, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. His arraignment has not been scheduled.

Evan Allen contributed to this report. Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.
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