Fourth suspect arrested in Charlestown graduation day shooting

A fourth suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that disrupted Charlestown High School’s graduation ceremony in June, police say.

Austilino Pereira, 21, of Dorchester was arrested around 10 a.m. Friday, according to a Boston Police Department news release. Pereira was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, carrying a loaded firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Police executed a search warrant at Pereira’s home on Friday and found a loaded firearm, drugs and “an amount of US currency”, police said.

The June 13 shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the area of ​​Polk Street and Walford Way, next to the school and one block from the grounds where the ceremony was taking place.

  • Read more: Graduation at Charlestown High School was halted and postponed after nearby gunfire; no injuries reported

The shooting was unrelated to the ceremony, which was postponed.

On June 30, the BPD arrested Tyrese Pina Marta, 19, of Dorchester, identified as the driver of the vehicle used by the suspects to leave the scene. Djeison Resende, 21, of Brockton, was arrested Aug. 12 in connection with the incident.

A third suspect, a 16-year-old Boston boy, was arrested Sept. 12, a BPD spokesperson said.

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