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Malden man, 31, faces murder charge in 2021 Lynn gun slaying

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Arrested in Florida on charges in connection with shooting; two others from Everett and Malden charged in case

  LYNN – A 31-year-old Malden man is facing a murder charge in connection with a gun slaying in Lynn just over a year ago. Junior St. Jean was arrested in Florida and transported to Massachusetts on Sept. 7 to face a charge of murder as well as a number of other charges in connection with the case. St. Jean also faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a dangerous weapon (fourth offense), two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon by discharging a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and possession of a firearm without an FID card.

  At his arraignment in Essex District Court in Salem, Mass., on Friday, St. Jean was ordered held without bail pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing scheduled for October 18, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.

  According to police reports and prosecutors in court on Friday, Lynn police were called to 234 S Common St. at around 8:41 p.m. on May 31, 2021, on a report of an individual that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Brian Poitras, 35, who lived at the South Common Street address, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Poitras was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead.

  On June 14, 2021, officials arrested Nick Volmar, 31, of Everett, on a charge of accessory after the fact of murder. Volmar was later indicted on that charge and will return to court on Sept. 26.

Reportedly, Ronald Edouazin, 28, a former Malden resident, was also indicted for accessory after the fact. He will return to court on Oct. 14.

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