Boston Police Arrest Suspect In Murder Of 13-Year-Old Tyler Lawrence

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, the Boston Police Department held a press conference to announce that an arrest has been made in connection to the shooting death of 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence in broad daylight in Mattapan last Sunday morning.

34-year-old Csean Skerritt was arrested and is to be charged with Lawrence's murder. The suspect has a recent criminal record already, as he was arrested on a separate criminal charge concerning the distribution of fentanyl, according to the United States Attorney's Office of Massachusetts.

Officials say Skerritt was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Boston Division's Metro Gang Task Force, which culminated in his arrest on the drug charge by a SWAT team on Sunday. From there, federal agents learned that Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden obtained a murder arrest warrant for Skerritt after he was in custody.

"We believe that the shooter in this case intended to do what he did," Hayden said.

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Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said during the presser that gun violence will not be tolerated in the city, especially not with the young citizens involved.

Skerritt's next court date will be on February 14, officials said.

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