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DA: Man murdered in Mattapan in dispute over a stolen scooter


A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today that he fatally shot Justin Cannady, 22 (in photo), after accusing him of stealing a relative's scooter.

Rafeul Santos Santiago, 35, a gun still in his hand, was arrested near Cannady's body, around 8:15 p.m. at Norfolk and Woolson streets, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and police.

Cannaday was a May, 2020 graduate of the Benjamin Franklin Technical Institute, with an associate's degree in construction management.

According to the DA's office:

Santiago approached Cannady, 22, and a second man in the area of Columbia Road yesterday and accused the men of stealing a scooter from a relative of Santiago.  A verbal altercation ensued, after which Santiago went to retrieve a firearm.  Santiago then went to a Hosmer Street address to confront the men once again.  He is captured on video brandishing what appears to be a firearm during the altercation.  He allegedly pursued the victims to the area of Norfolk and Woolson streets and fired his weapon, killing Cannady.

Cannady was one of three people shot to death yesterday, including a 15-year-old.

Innocent, etc.

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He was defending his property. Anyone would do the same for theirs. Is that not why we went to war after they took down the world trade centers?????

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What if victim actually owns that scooter and it was a mistake? Your day will come thinking like that.

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