The man accused of killing a one-time friend in Jamaica Plain on Easter Sunday is being held without bail on murder charges.
Yerri Perez, 21, of Medford faces the charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition for Edward Villalona March 31 homicide on Minden Street, according to a statement from the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office Wednesday.
“Assistant District Attorney Daniel Mulhern, chief of the DA’s Gang unit, told Roxbury District Court Judge Ernest Sarason that Perez and Villalona were known to one another and had even been friends, but that Perez shot him dead during a confrontation in the area of 104 Minden St. shortly before 8:30 that evening,” said the statement, from spokesman Jake Wark.
Perez was arrested Tuesday in Medford on a warrant. He once lived in the Bromley-Heath housing complex, according to Universal Hub.
http://www.universalhub.com/2013/medford-man-arrested-jamaica-plain-murder Prior to the Minden Street shooting, Mulhern said Perez circled the area in a Ford Flex sport-utility vehicle, according to the statement. The weapon was recovered the next morning in the playground of an Evergreen Street day care center.
The investigation into Villalona’s homicide is ongoing, authorities said, and anyone with information is urged to share it with Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.
Attorney Jack Miller represented Perez. He will return to court on Sept. 27.