BOSTON (WHDH) - The man accused of killing a teenager in Mattapan last month is set to face a judge this week.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said it secured an arrest warrant for Csean Skerritt, 32, on Feb. 6. He is now scheduled to be arraigned on Friday on a murder charge.
Authorities last week alleged Skerritt shot 13 year old Tyler Lawrence on Jan. 29 near Lawrence’s grandparents’ house in Mattapan.
Prosecutors said the shooting did not appear to be random, but have not provided any additional details.
Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said last month that, while the shooting appeared to be targeted, Lawrence was an innocent boy.
Skerritt was already in custody in connection with separate federal drug charges when authorities obtained their arrest warrant in connection with Lawrence’s death, according to the DA’s office.
Lawrence’s mother, Remy, responded to the announcement of charges against Skerritt, saying the Boston police and the DA’s office had “taken the first steps toward justice for our beloved Tyler.”
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