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Argument and shootout at Dorchester gathering led to man's murder, DA says

Ira Grayson, a former Dorchester resident out on probation following a federal gun conviction was ordered held without bail on charges he fatally shot Stacy Coleman, 33, at a Danube Street get together Sunday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office adds that the second person shot in the incident was Grayson himself, who got himself to a local ER.

Grayson, currently a resident of Manchester, NH, was already scheduled for a July 15 hearing in federal court on whether his probation should be revoked for pushing a woman in the face in January. He was on probation after completing a 42-month federal sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, a sentence that started with an investigation after he posted Facebook video of himself shooting an Uzi at a Manchester firing range in 2014, which members of the Boston gang unit, familiar with him from his time in Dorchester, saw.

The DA's office provided a brief account of the events leading up to Coleman's death from a gunshot wound to the chest around 8:35 p.m .on Sunday.

During the course of the investigation, Boston Police detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit learned that Mr. Grayson and Mr. Coleman were both present at an outdoor gathering on Danube Street when they became involved in an altercation. ADA [Jennifer] Hickman told the court that there were two firearms involved in the altercation, and Mr. Grayson admitted himself to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm. He was in possession of illicit drugs at the time of his arrest at the hospital.

Grayson is next scheduled to appear in local court on Aug. 20.

After he was arrested in Manchester on charges of shoving a woman with whom he had a close relationship in January, federal probation officials urged a judge in federal court in Manchester to revoke his four-year probationary period and sentence him to additional time in prison for violating the conditions of his probation. However, judges in Manchester postponed hearings on his case three times - each time allowing him to remain free until the hearing. Both probation officials and the US Attorney's office agreed to that condition.

Grayson has a long record in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Innocent, etc.


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