Boston Police report the state medical examiner has concluded that David Drayton died on April 15 not, as originally determined, from Covid-19, but from complications stemming from a 1991 shooting that left him paralyzed.
The medical examiner's conclusion means that if police find who shot Drayton multiple times at 134 Warren St., that person can be charged with murder. Police say that a suspect was taken into custody at the time, but did not say what happened to that person.
Drayton, 45, died just one day after his mother, Jacqueline died from of Covid-19, and he was initially ruled a Covid-19 victim as well. A Globe portrait described how she care for him for 30 years in their apartment after he was shot at 15. Drayton, who got around in an electric wheelchair, regularly gave inspirational talks to newly paralyzed patients at Boston Medical Center.
At the time of his shooting, the crime attracted little attention outside his family and the immediate area.