Everett man charged with murder in Chelsea
A man with several aliases was ordered held on bail today on charges he shot Elder Morales, 21, to death around 9 p.m. yesterday at 52 Blossom St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Chelsea Police report.
The suspect, known as Jonathan Castro, Manuel Castro and Manuel Jonathan Castro Menjivar, 22, was arrested this morning.
The DA's office provided this account:
[Assistant District Attorney Mark] Zanini told the court that Morales was on the porch of a Blossom Street address shortly before 9:00 last night when a group of men including Castro approached him. One member of the group, whose face was obscured by a mask, walked up with a knife and exchanged words with Morales, Zanini said.
The other members of the group then rushed toward Morales, Zanini said. At this point, Castro pulled a revolver and began to fire multiple shots. Morales attempted to flee but was struck twice, suffering mortal injuries. He was transported to Whidden Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
The DA's office says Castro confessed to shooting Morales in questioning following his arrest.