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Man arrested on murder charge in Quincy slaying

Police have arrested a man with ties to Randolph and Dorchester on a murder charge for his alleged role in the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jordan Wiggins in Quincy, officials said Thursday.

Derek Miranda, 28, is one of several men charged in connection to the slaying. He is slated to be arraigned Friday in Norfolk Superior Court, according to the Norfolk district attorney’s office. It wasn’t clear if Miranda had hired a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

Wiggins was gunned down early on Aug. 18 on Crown Drive, authorities said. After he and a female companion pulled into the parking lot of his apartment complex around 11:30 p.m., masked men “came at them” from a stairwell and a door they had just entered, court documents show.


“One of the men placed a hood over her head and attempted to zip-tie her arms,” according to a statement of the case filed by Assistant District Attorney Gregory P. Connor.

She told police the men dragged them into the building’s garage, where she could hear them beating Wiggins and demanding his apartment number. Wiggins ran away and she heard a gunshot, she told police.

“One man ripped her Louis Vuitton bag from her arm, removing the zip tie,” Connor wrote. “A few moments later, she was alone and able to free herself.” The woman’s friend found Wiggins “in a separate stairwell area of the apartment building. He appeared to be dead,” Connor wrote.

Wiggins was shot three times in the back, Connor wrote.

Also charged in connection to the slaying are Cornel Bell Jr.; Dwayne D. Harper, 28, of Dorchester; Sheik Ramos, 28, of Boston; Walter Batista, 25, of Boston; and Clayton Rodrigues, 27, of Abington and Dorchester, according to prosecutors.

Errianna Correia, 22, of Boston, and Kelly Lopes, 24, of Randolph, are charged with misleading investigators. Correia is also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to authorities.


Batista and Rodrigues remain at large, officials said. The other cases remain pending.

Material from prior Globe stories was used in this report.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com.