Arrest Made In Dorchester Murder

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The man allegedly responsible for fatally shooting a Dorchester man in April was arrested and held without bail.

Derrell Russell, 29 of Plymouth, MA was charged with the death of 34-year-old Dwayne Thomas Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

Prosecutors say that in the early morning hours of April 28 people in the area of the shooting on Hartford Street, heard gunshots and saw a black Infinity SUV leaving the area where Thomas was found mortally wounded.

Video cameras in the area captured black SUV, first on nearby Howard Street and then travelling down Hartford Street just before the shooting. 

Additional cameras picked up the same vehicle at various locations in Dorchester after the shooting and at the Brighton home where Russell lived at the time shortly after. 

Prosecutors say details specific to this SUV – including an EZ Pass transponder, air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror, and distinctive hub caps – were consistent with the surveillance images.

Russell will return to court on June 8.

Boston Police continues to investigate what led to the shooting.

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