You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Dorchester man is charged in death of woman shot while sitting in car

More than a year after 25-year-old Keosha Gilmore was shot and killed while sitting in a car on a Mattapan street, police arrested a suspect from Dorchester on Friday.

Authorities are crediting the arrest of Christopher Jackson, 26, to interviews and new information, along with a recent story from Fox 25 News, said Boston police.

Continue reading below

Jackson was arrested without incident and is charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said.

He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney.

On Feb. 19, 2012, police were called to 26 Alabama St. around 9 p.m. for a person shot. Gilmore was found inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later died of her injuries.

The connection between the Alabama Street address and Gilmore was unclear Friday night, and members of Gilmore’s family could not be reached for comment.

Wark said investigators believe the assailant and victim knew each other. Authorities have not released details on a motive in the slaying.

The homicide unit is still investigating the shooting and is encouraging anyone with information to contact detectives at 617-343-4470.

Derek J. Anderson can be reached at derek.anderson@globe.com.
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.