Suspect In Roxbury Store Clerk Shooting Already In Police Custody


ROXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man from Lynn, who is being charged with shooting a store clerk in Roxbury, was already in police custody when a warrant was issued for his arrest.

After more than three weeks of investigation, Boston Police obtained a warrant on Friday for 25-year-old Stephon Samuel, in connection with the shooting of a store clerk on Shawmut Ave on July 14th. The victim is still being treated for life-threatening injuries.

BPD said when the warrant was issued, Samuel was already in custody at the Plymouth County House of Corrections "on unrelated charges."

According to the Enterprise, Samuel was arrested in Watertown on July 23rd for allegedly assaulting and robbing a Brockton motel clerk at gunpoint the day before.

In connection with the Roxbury attack, Samuel is being charged with Armed Robbery by means of a Firearm, Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Armed Career Criminal Level 1.

In connection with the Brockton attack, he is also facing charges of Armed and Masked Robbery, Illegally Carrying a Firearm, Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Receiving Stolen Property under $1,200, Illegal Possession of Ammunition, Assault with Intent to Murder, and Assault and Battery.

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