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William Shakespeare charged with murder

The real-life tragedy involves a 29-year-old accused of killing a man in a Mattapan barber shop.

Boston Police collaborated with New York detectives to arrest William Shakespeare Flickr

William Shakespeare has been charged with murder.

A 29-year-old fugitive bearing the name of the literary giant is accused of killing another man in a Mattapan barber shop on June 14, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement.

Shakespeare was arrested Tuesday morning in the Bronx, following an investigation by the NYPD, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and U.S. Marshals.

Authorities say Shakespeare, of Dedham, shot 31-year-old Marcus Hall in what they are calling a “brazen” daytime shooting at the Blue Hill Avenue barber shop. Afterward, he fled to New York City, where he hid out until he was captured, police said.

Conley’s office secured a first-degree murder indictment against Shakespeare late last year, while he was still being sought.

“This arrest illustrates the commitment and extraordinary work of my investigators and officers,” Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said.

Shakespeare is being processed in New York and awaiting extradition back to Boston. Upon his return, he will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm.

 

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