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Dorchester man is charged in Roxbury fatal shooting

A Dorchester man was arrested Wednesday night shortly after he shot and killed a man who was sitting in a pickup truck near a playground in Roxbury, Boston police said.

Tyrone Worrell, 39, will be charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, Police Commissioner Willliam B. Evans said.

“Unfortunately, we lost a life, but at least we got the person who’s responsible,” Evans said at the scene.

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The victim, a man who was about 37-years-old, was taken to Boston Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead, Evans said.

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The slaying marks the eighth homicide in Boston this year, Evans said.

Police responded just before 6:45 p.m. to a report of a person shot in the area of 102 Winthrop St. Officers received a description of a vehicle fleeing the scene near Gertrude Howes Playground. A short time later, police stopped the vehicle near Dale and Warren streets and Worrell was arrested, Evans said.

The shooting may have been preceded by “some type of argument between two individuals in a motor vehicle,” he said.

“One person got out and shot the other. We don’t know if it’s road rage, we don’t know what the motive is,” Evans said.

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He added, “ . . . we don’t believe it’s gang-related at this time.”

Danny McDonald of Globe Staff contributed to this report. Jacob Carozza can be reached at jacob.carozza@globe.com.