Boston Police believe they have found the man responsible for the shooting death of a 22-year-old Boston resident in the South End late last month.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested David Yarde, 22, of Mattapan in connection with the shooting death of Deandre Russ, 22, of Boston.
Yarde will be charged with murder and was arraigned on Tuesday in Roxbury District Court. He was held without bail and will return to court on January 9.
Less than a month ago, on Sunday, October 28, 2012, Boston Police officers responded to a radio call for shot spotter activation in the area of 1050 Tremont Street in the South End. On arrival, officers located a male victim, Deandre Russ, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
Russ was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.
Assistant District Attorney Julie Higgins told the court at Yarde's arraignment that Yarde and a group of friends attended an after-hours party at an apartment on Tremont Street in the early morning hours of Oct. 28. Also attending that party was the victim. Shortly after 3 a.m., Higgins said, Yarde was seen leaving the party and taking an elevator with Russ to the building’s ground level.
Outside the building, prosecutors say, Russ and Yarde became involved in a brief altercation, and Russ sustained multiple gunshot wounds from close range that claimed his life. Video surveillance shows Yarde fleeing the scene immediately after with a gun in his hand.
Yarde was identified through the use of video surveillance, witness interviews, and additional evidence developed by Boston Police homicide detectives.
Yarde is also wanted on outstanding drug charges. He was arrested at Ashmont Station in 2010 after trying to enter without paying his fare. When approached by MBTA Transit Police, he allegedly became so nervous and erratic that officers pat-frisked him and recovered a handgun. Yarde ran from the scene but was apprehended a short time later.