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Roxbury man held without bail in connection with 2013 Copley slaying

Michael Jordan, 27, of Roxbury covered his head at his arraignment Monday.Boston Herald/Pool

The 27-year-old Roxbury man who prosecutors allege killed a man in Copley Square in 2013 is being held without bail.

Michael Jordan is accused of shooting Ahmir Lee near Trinity Church on Boylston Street on the evening of Aug. 22, 2013. Lee later died at Boston Medical Center.

A Suffolk County grand jury on Friday indicted Jordan for first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police arrested Jordan Saturday.

At his arraignment Monday, prosecutors said patrons of a Copley restaurant thought the gunshots were firecrackers until they saw Lee run onto Boylston Street and collapse.

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Witnesses described a man wearing a blue shirt firing a gun at Lee. The man then ran from Boylston to Clarendon Street, where he put a gun in his waistband and hopped into a waiting cream-colored ragtop 1991 Chrysler New Yorker. The car was later identified as being registered to Jordan.

Police scoured surveillance video from the area; some footage showed Jordan wearing a blue shirt similar to one described by witnesses, Suffolk County prosecutors said.

Cell phone tower records placed Jordan in the Copley area on the night of the slaying, according to Boston Police. Text messages between Jordan and his wife and friends also appear to reference the homicide and the subsequent police investigation, prosecutors said.

Jordan is being held without bail. His next court date is scheduled for April 14.

 
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