Friend Charged with Murder in Dudley Street Slaying

BOSTON, May 22, 2014—A one-time friend of 25-year-old Shannon Richardson was arraigned today on a murder charge stemming from his shooting death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

PETER CARVALHO (D.O.B. 8/11/88) of Dorchester was arraigned today in Roxbury Municipal Court, where Judge Lisa Grant ordered him held without bail at the request of Assistant District Attorney Tara Burdman.

Richardson was shot multiple times as he walked on Dudley Street after turning from Humphreys Street. He made it into a nearby store, where he collapsed before being rushed to Boston Medical Center and dying of his injuries.

Witnesses gave a detailed description of Richardson’s assailant, which included long dreadlocks and a blue button-down shirt over a white T-shirt.

Two Boston Police officers on routine patrol in the area saw and recognized Carvalho running in the area and clutching his waistband. Moments later, they heard a radio call for shots fired, and they began pursuit of Carvalho – who ended up running into the very store where Richardson now lay dying.

Carvalho was represented by attorney Kelli Porges. He will return to court on June 26.


All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.