Boston police Monday arrested a 29-year-old Quincy man in the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Arnold Woodrum in Dorchester earlier this month, authorities said.

In a statement, police identified the suspect as Lalance Smith, who was nabbed Monday morning in Waltham on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm in the shooting death of Woodrum.

Woodrum was killed in a predawn attack in the area of 107 Devon St. on June 14, according to police.

Smith was held without bail at arraignment Tuesday in Dorchester Municipal Court, according to Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s office, which said Woodrum was killed “during the course of an alleged armed robbery inside the victim’s Devon Street residence.”


Brian A. Kelley, a lawyer for Smith, said via email that his client “is looking forward to challenging the allegations against him. Because we know so little about the allegations against him at this stage we will reserve further comment at this time.”

The next hearing in the case is slated for July 25.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.