Suspect arrested, victim named in Jamaica Plain double shooting

Police cordoned off the crime scene on Friday.
Police cordoned off the crime scene on Friday.

A South Boston man was arrested Sunday in connection to the double shooting that left one man dead Friday in Jamaica Plain, police said.

Victor Rodriguez, 28, was arrested by homicide detectives on Sunday, Boston police said in a statement.

The victim was identified as Carl Reynolds, 28, of Roxbury.


The two men got into a gun battle around 3:32 p.m. Friday near 3100 Washington St., in the Egleston Square area, according to officials. Police had responded to a call reporting gunfire, and on arrival found the two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported to area hospitals and treated for life-threatening injuries, but Reynolds later died, police said.

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Rodriguez is in police custody while receiving treatment for his wound at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, according to a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

Rodriguez has been charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm subsequent offense, and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said.

He will likely be arraigned Tuesday. The decision of whether proceedings will be in West Roxbury or at the hospital will be made by the court with clinical input.

This was Boston’s fourth homicide of the year.

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