• Monday, Sep 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 08:49 am

Arrest made over shooting at Bangladeshi youth in Boston

  • Published at 01:17 pm August 8th, 2020
Tanjim Siam
Tanjim Siam boston.com

Tanjim Siam, 25, is now on life support at Boston Medical Center

Police have arrested an individual in connection with the shooting at a Bangladeshi youth in Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston.

The victim, Tanjim Siam, 25, is now on life support at Boston Medical Center with two bullets remaining lodged in his head.

Boston Police said Stephon Samuel, 25, of Lynn, was in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections on unrelated charges, reports wcvb.com.

According to police, he was charged with armed robbery by means of a firearm, armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition and armed career criminal level 1.

Police said Samuel's arrest follows an investigation by the Boston Police homicide unit, the Forensics unit in combination with the Brockton Police Department, and the FBI Boston Violent Crimes Task Force, according to the report.

Brockton police said Samuel was taken into custody a day after the Motel 6 was robbed at gunpoint early on the morning of July 22.

A Brockton police news release said Samuel is "a suspect who police departments across the state have made inquiries about regarding similar crimes in their community."

On July 14, Siam, who was a staff member of M&R convenience store located at Shawmut Avenue, was shot in the head during an armed robbery at the store.

Despite complying with the robber's demands, the suspect shot Siam in the head.

Stephon Samuel | WCVB

Special prayers were offered Friday afternoon at the Islamic Cultural Center of Medford for Siam.

With aspirations to go to college, he immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh earlier this year with a hope of a better future for him and his family members.

Meanwhile, family members of the victim were finally able to fly into New York City on August 3 with the help of the Boston Convenience Store Owners' Association, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Ed Markey.

Siam's family cleared Covid-19 protocols on August 4 and arrived at Boston Medical Center the next day.

His parents and his younger brothers, 14 and 6, are praying for a miracle and are pleading with the public to help bring the shooter to justice.

A GoFundMe page setup to help pay for Siam's medical expenses and help support his family has raised more than $66,000 of its $75,000 goal.

83
80
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail