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Accomplice of confessed murderer found guilty as well for death at Dudley T stop

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Jamel Bannister, 24, of Dorchester, on a charge of second-degree murder for the death of Courtney Jackson at the Dudley bus station on Feb. 28, 2013, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A second man, Brian Cooper, 27, of Mattapan, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder earlier this month for the death.

According to the DA's office, Bannister and Cooper got into an argument with Jackson around 9:30 p.m.:

Footage from MBTA public safety cameras at the station showed Cooper pulling out a firearm and shooting Jackson twice as the victim, who had recently gotten off of one bus, turned to board another.

The footage also depicts Bannister pulling something from his pocket at that same time that Cooper produced a firearm; additional video footage shows him holding something to his side as he fled.

Two Boston Police officers working a detail nearby heard the gunshots and rushed to the area to see the two men running from the scene. Cooper surrendered to officers and was found to be in possession of a firearm.

Bannister continued to flee from officers and was taken into custody in the area of Madison Park Court. A .45 semiautomatic firearm was found tossed over a fence along his path of flight.

He's scheduled for sentencing tomorrow morning.



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