Wilvin Guity, 28, of Dorchester, was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment for the murder of Chris Joyce and Clayborn Blair at the Mildred Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain on May 4, as they celebrated Joyce's impending graduation from Salem State College.
According to the DA's office:
Minutes before the shooting, surveillance cameras captured a white Ford Fusion arrive in the area of Chestnut Avenue and a man wearing a gray hoodie and distinctively patterned sneakers, later identified as Guity, exit the rear passenger’s side door. Guity was then captured on camera as he walked into the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and opened fire on a group of approximately 15 people in a Centre Street park, prosecutors said. He then ran back in the direction of Chestnut Street, re-entered the white sedan, and left the area.
Ten different cameras captured the vehicle as it traveled to the Orchard Gardens housing development; five additional cameras captured Guity exit the vehicle on Degautier Way and enter a nearby liquor store. He was no longer wearing the gray hoodie but was still wearing the same patterned sneakers.
Police have said that both Joyce and Blair were innocent victims.
Both Orchard Park and Mildred Hailey have large gangs that have long been active. But according to law-enforcement affidavits filed in a 2017 roundup of Orchard Park Trailblazers and January arrests of several alleged Heath Street members, they had not been at war with each other - instead concentrating much of their violence against members of the H Block gang in the area of Roxbury just north of Franklin Park.