BOSTON, March 20, 2017—The Suffolk County Grand Jury today returned murder and related indictments in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Khisean Desvarieux in Roxbury, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.
The indictments charge TYKORIE EVELYN (D.O.B. 12/2/99) of Roxbury with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition for the Jan. 9 shooting near Dearborn and Eustis streets that claimed Desvarieux’s life. Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are tried as adults.
Boston Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area shortly before 7:30 pm, when Desvarieux stumbled into the Boys & Girls Club and collapsed with fatal gunshot wounds. A short time later and a short distance away, Boston Police observed Evelyn and attempted to speak with him; he allegedly fled and discarded a firearm before officers apprehended him.
The investigation by Boston Police homicide detectives on the street and Suffolk prosecutors in the Grand Jury proceeded carefully and methodically as investigators assembled physical evidence, witness statements, ballistics testing results, and other evidence supporting today’s indictments.
Evelyn is currently in DYS custody. His arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.
All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.