The uncle of a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot Sunday while riding motorcycles with his father on the Southeast Expressway said Tuesday that his slain nephew was loved “by so many.”
Michael Stevens, the uncle of Taunton resident Scott M. Stevens Jr., posted his tribute to Facebook after his nephew was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. Law enforcement officials confirmed Scott Stevens’s death Wednesday morning.
“Today we lost a Great Friend, a Son, a Nephew, My Nephew,” Michael Stevens wrote. “I will miss you Scotty. I will never forget you and you are forever in my heart. You have been taken way to [sic] soon. Loved by so many! I believe Heaven lies in the memory of others and you will be there forever. I am proud to have known you. We love and miss you and always will. Ride Loud Low and Slow. Love Uncle Mike.”
Scott Stevens’ father, Scott Stevens Sr., was also shot as the two men rode on Interstate 93 south near Exit 12 in Dorchester around 5:10 p.m. Sunday, but the elder Stevens is expected to survive.
No one has been charged in the incident.
Suffolk prosecutors said members of the public have provided valuable information and tips in the aftermath of the shooting, but they stressed the investigation was still very active.
Authorities have asked anyone with information on the incident, or who may have taken photos or video as or after it unfolded, to contact State Police investigators at 617-727-8817.
On Monday morning, State Police found a red Jeep Renegade SUV that they believe is linked to the shootings about three blocks away from Lance L. Holloman’s residence on Santuit Street.
Police are investigating a possible connection between Holloman, the Expressway shootings, and the slaying of a woman inside his home Sunday night, according to several officials briefed on the case. The woman was shot to death, police said. Her name has not been released.
Holloman, 30, of Dorchester, is currently being held on an unrelated firearms offense. He has not been charged with murder.
Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, a Franklin police officer spotted Holloman near Village Mall frantically waving a pair of white jeans and screaming for help, court records show. Holloman told an officer he had been kidnapped and tied up, and said two men with guns were trying to kill him, according to a police report. Holloman motioned to a vehicle that had crashed on the Interstate 495 overpass. He also gave a fake name: Terronce Holloman.
Holloman was arraigned Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court on gun charges stemming from a May 31 incident in which he allegedly told his 22-year-old niece to throw a loaded handgun from his car while he fled from a traffic stop.
In 2011, Holloman was convicted on federal drug charges for distributing crack cocaine and oxycodone and sentenced to six years in prison.
But after Annie Dookhan, the lead chemist in Holloman’s case, was accused and later convicted of tampering with evidence at a state drug lab, the crack cocaine charges were dismissed in 2012, reducing his sentence to the two years he had served, said Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for the US attorney’s office in Boston.Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe. Jan Ransom can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @Jan_Ransom.