Dorchester man charged with murder after brazen daytime shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police charged a man with murder after a daytime shooting last week outside a McDonald’s in Dorchester.

Police announced that Deonarine Ganga, of Dorchester, was charged with murder. Ganga, 29, was arrested Monday and arraigned Tuesday for assault with a dangerous weapon after he was accused of using a firearm to threaten another person.

Ganga is being held without bail while the court determines whether he violated probation on a 2015 plea for drug possession.

Ganga is accused of shooting Joey DeBarros, 21, in an incident in which the two were allegedly involved in a verbal altercation. Police said during a traffic dispute near Granite Ave in Dorchester, Ganga shot DeBarros as he got out of his car. DeBarros was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he later died.

Ganga fled the scene but witnesses were able to give police a description of his vehicle.

While investigating the incident, police were led to an incident on April 7 involving Ganga, in which he is accused of flashing a gun and threatening another customer at a business on Dorchester Avenue. As a result, police arrested Ganga Monday and charged him in connection with the incident while continuing to investigate the murder.

Ganga will appear in court again on May 18. Boston Police said the matter is still under investigation.


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