What to Know
- 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine, wanted for two counts of murder, was arrested Friday at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia.
- Boston Police Commissioner William Gross commended the police work that has now brought justice to the victims' families.
- Jeff Montaque of Cambridge and Wilfred Peters of Brighton were found shot to death in Brighton, Mass. on June 30.
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the shooting deaths of two people in Boston.
A Boston Police Department news release says 20-year-old Nicholas Antoine was arrested Friday at a trailer park in Jonesboro, Georgia. U.S. Marshals and law enforcement in Georgia assisted with the arrest.
The Clayton, Georgia County Sheriff's Office said in a release in part that Antoine "found out the hard way that he had chosen the wrong county to hide in when he and his girlfriend found themselves surrounded at a residence in Hampton..."
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, “Members of the Homicide and Fugitive Units worked tirelessly on this case to not only identify the suspect who was responsible, but to track him down and arrest him while he was hiding in a trailer park in Georgia. I commend the great work of the Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Unit for bringing justice to the families who lost their loved ones.”
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene in the city's Brighton neighborhood after police responded around 12:41 a.m. on June 30 for a report of two people shot in the area of Faneuil and Brackett streets.
Antoine, of Boston, was arrested on a warrant for two counts of murder out of Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
A phone call to the county seeking Antoine's legal counsel was not immediately returned.