Boston Police report arresting Amos Carrasquillo, 28, on Thursday for the August murder of Jeffrey Kelly outside the 7-Eleven at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street.
Carrasquillo, convicted in 2007 of selling cocaine at Bromley-Heath, had been released from federal prison on Jan. 11 on conditions that included staying out of Jamaica Plain until his parole ended in 2021.
Boston Police charge Carrasquillo fatally shot Kelly around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 27. He is scheduled for arraignment today in Suffolk Superior Court, following his indictment by a grand jury.
Carrasquillo had been arrested at Bromley-Heath in 2006 when he was just 18 - and already classified as a "career criminal." When confronted by officers, he aimed a gun at one, who shot him in the arm and hip. Despite his injuries, he initially managed to elude police.
In 2007, he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for the coke sales - a sentence later reduced to a bit more than 6 1/2 years. Released in July, 2013, he found himself back in court in October of last year for parole violations that included doing drugs, associating with known criminals and showing up in Jamaica Plain. The judge ordered him back to federal prison for 90 days.
On Tuesday, a federal magistrate ordered him held in custody for again violating his parole violations against drug use, associating with known criminals and staying out of Jamaica Plain. The magistrate scheduled an update hearing for yesterday - at which point federal prosecutors asked that he be handed over to Boston Police to face arraignment on the murder charges, which he was.