Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley
Third Suspect Charged in Gunfire at Forest Hills
BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2015—Three people have been arraigned in connection with the exchange of gunfire outside a crowded MBTA station last week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
KISEAN PARKER (D.O.B. 8/13/97) of Roxbury and KEVASIA LOWE (D.O.B. 9/15/97) of Mattapan were arraigned yesterday in West Roxbury Court. ROBERT ACOSTA (D.O.B. 9/14/97) appeared for arraignment in the same courthouse today in connection with the shots fired during the Friday morning rush near Forest Hills MBTA Station.
Parker was arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and assault with a dangerous weapon. Lowe was arraigned charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon, and assault with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors requested that each be held on $100,000 and orders that each wear a GPS monitor, abide by a curfew, stay away from Forest Hills, and stay away from each other and all witnesses and victims in the event either is released on bail. Judge Ernest Sarason imposed bail of $15,000 and ordered Parker and Lowe to abide by a curfew and stay away from witnesses and victims. He additionally ordered Parker to reside with a family member outside of the city of Boston and stay away from Boston except to attend court dates.
At Acosta’s arraignment today on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and assault with a dangerous weapon, prosecutors requested bail of $100,000 and the same conditions requested at yesterday’s arraignments. Judge Sally Kelly imposed $25,000 bail and the requested conditions of release.
According to prosecutors, Parker became involved in a verbal altercation with several individuals on board an MBTA bus that spilled into the street after the bus arrived at the Forest Hills Orange Line station shortly before 8:00 Friday morning. Parker allegedly pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the individuals as they fled from the area of Asticou Road and Washington Street; a second man returned fire.
Lowe allegedly threatened one victim with a Taser device during the altercation, prosecutors said.
Boston and Transit Police officers interviewed witnesses and victims and located spent shell casings in the area where the shots were fired. Additional officers detained Parker and Lowe not far from the scene, and a witness positively identified Parker as the gunman, prosecutors said. A firearm and a Taser were found in Lowe’s handbag upon arrest, prosecutors said.
Images of the second gunman were captured by public safety cameras at the MBTA station and Acosta was identified as the person in the images by Boston Public School police and officials. He was arrested at approximately 11:45 yesterday morning.
Parker, Lowe, and Acosta all return to court Nov. 12.
The events listed above are allegations; All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt