A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the 2016 murder of 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill.
On Jan. 13, 2016, Boston Police Department officers responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. for a medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road and found Jacquet suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
Two-and-a-half years later on Aug. 16, members of the BPD Homicide and Fugitive Unit arrested Kevin Fernandes in the area of 31 Rugby Road in Mattapan. He was arrested for an outstanding warrant for murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Fernandes was arraigned the next day in West Roxbury Municipal Court in Jamaica Plain and charged with Jacquet’s murder.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (DA), Fernandes visited Jacquet’s home on the day of the murder, left, but returned at about 6:00 that evening. People in the area heard a commotion at that time and Fernandes allegedly shot Jacquet in the chest, killing him, according to the DA’s Office.
Investigators attempted to access Fernandes’ text messages from his cell phone, but were unable to do so until earlier this year when new technology from a Suffolk Superior Court warrant allowed them to do so. According to the DA’s Office, one message was from Fernandes saying that he had arrived at Jacquet’s apartment and it was sent moments before the fatal shooting took place.
According to the DA’s Office, a shell casing recovered from the scene was later ballistically matched with casings from another shooting scene 10 days later. Fernandes was present at that later shooting. The gun has not been recovered.
Fernandes was represented today by attorney Kelli Porges at his arraignment. She did not respond to a request for comment. Fernandes is expected to return to court on Sept. 17.
From Press Materials.