No Bail in Alleged Road Rage Homicide

BOSTON, May 18, 2017— A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail on charges he shot and killed Joey DeBarros during a traffic argument, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

DEONARINE GANGA (D.O.B. 7/12/87) of Dorchester was arraigned today in Dorchester Municipal Court in connection with DeBarros’ April 13 murder.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney John Verner, Judge Richard Sinnott ordered Ganga held without bail.  Ganga is already held on $50,000 bail after his April 18 arraignment in an unrelated incident in which he threatened an individual with a firearm.

Verner told the court that Ganga was the passenger of a blue Chrysler sedan that had blocked in the victim’s vehicle in the area of Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue, prompting a verbal altercation.  During the argument, Ganga allegedly drew a gun and fired multiple shots through a window of the vehicle.  The car then fled the area.

DeBarros was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

Witnesses provided Boston Police with a description of the vehicle and a partial plate numbers.  Investigators identified the vehicle through Registry of Motor Vehicle records as belonging to a Dorchester woman associated with Ganga.  Ganga was observed as a passenger in the vehicle during a traffic stop in Abington in the weeks before the fatal shooting.

Officers observed Ganga entering the vehicle outside his Dorchester residence on April 14 and arrested him on unrelated charges.  Those charges stem from an April 7 incident in which he allegedly displayed a gun during an argument with another customer at a Dorchester Avenue business.  During that incident, prosecutors said, Ganga fled in the same vehicle involved in DeBarros’ murder. 

Elise McConnell is the DA’s assigned victim-witness advocate.  Ganga was represented by Kelli Porges.  He returns to court June 16.









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