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Third man charged with December murder on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester

A South Boston man was arrested yesterday for his alleged role in the murder of Curtis Effee, 41, outside a Geneva Avenue apartment on Dec. 30.

Patrick Harland, 30, of South Boston, was arraigned yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court, following his indictment by a grand jury, on charges of first-degree murder, seven counts of armed assault with intent to murder, witness intimidation, accessory after the fact and carrying a firearm without a license, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. A Suffolk County grand jury indicted him on those charges last Thursday.

A judge ordered him held without bail.

Tyreese Robinson, 19, of Randolph, and Dasahn Crowder, 21, of Quincy, had earlier been charged with fatally shooting Effee.

According to the DA's office:

On the evening of December 29, 2023, Harland went to an apartment located at 417 Geneva Ave. with his girlfriend. After being there for hours, now December 30, 2023, Harland and others including his girlfriend got into a verbal altercation with Effee. Moments later, Dasahn Crowder and Tyreese Robinson arrived and a physical altercation involving Harland, his girlfriend and other witnesses erupted on the street. During the altercation, Harland was seen brandishing a knife and pointing it at Effee.

Crowder took out a firearm and opened fire toward Effee, who was standing by a crowd of people including a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Robinson also took out a firearm and shot in the same direction. Effee was hit by the gunfire and died from his wounds. Crowder and Robinson both fled the scene in a car while Harland fled on foot.

Innocent, etc.



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