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MBTA Transit Police chief’s son charged with murder in Everett

The son of the MBTA Transit Police chief was arrested Wednesday on a charge of murder in the shooting death of a 38-year-old man inside an Everett apartment last month, officials said.

Brian M. Green, 35, of Saugus, is accused of entering his old apartment where his estranged wife still lived and shooting Jarmahl Sutson of Lynn in the bedroom in the early morning of July 19, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said in a statement.

Brian Green is the son of Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green, according to an official with knowledge of the case.

He was arrested in Reading and will be arraigned in Malden District Court Thursday, the district attorney’s office said.

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Green’s attorney, Gordon W. Spencer, declined to comment on the case.

“He hasn’t even been arraigned yet,” Spencer said when reached by phone Wednesday night.

A message sent to Kenneth Green seeking comment was not immediately answered Wednesday night.

MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan also declined to comment on the case but said the force is confident in Chief Green.

“This is a personal matter for Chief Green and his family,” Sullivan said in an e-mail Wednesday night. “The MBTA is confident in Chief Green’s leadership of the Transit Police. It is inappropriate to comment on an outside agency’s investigation that does not involve the MBTA, and [therefore] we will not be offering further comment.”

Everett police were called to the Central Avenue residence at 4:22 a.m. and found Sutson unresponsive and suffering a gunshot wound, the district attorney’s statement said.

Investigators learned Green previously lived in the apartment and “was reportedly upset about the victim’s relationship” with his wife, the statement said.

Prosecutors say Green was identified as the alleged shooter through video surveillance and other evidence.

Chief Green is not related to Jacob Green, a Transit Police officer who was at the center of a Globe investigation Sunday.

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Brian Green is employed by Keolis where he works as a conductor on the Commuter Rail, a Keolis spokesperson confirmed.

“We are reviewing his employment status and he will be placed on unpaid leave pending the disciplinary proceeding required under his collective bargaining agreement,” the Keolis spokesperson said in an e-mail Wednesday night.

This breaking news story will be updated if more information becomes available.


Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com.