Antonio Rufo-Sanon, 19, of Somerville, was recently arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Daquelle Matthews, 22, of Boston, which allegedly took place at the 7-Eleven on Salem Street last month.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. on November 20, Malden Police responded to the 7-Eleven for a report of shots fired in front of the store. Upon arrival, officers found Matthews suffering from “multiple gunshot wounds.” He was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Video surveillance showed that Rufo-Sanon was not alone when he arrived at the 7-Eleven that evening. In the video, Matthews appeared in front of the store speaking with Rufo-Sanon and the other individuals in the vehicle. Allegedly, a short time later Rufo-Sanon opened fire and struck Matthews. Rufo-Sanon and the other individuals fled the scene immediately thereafter.
However, investigators were able to connect the vehicle’s license plate number with an address in Somerville. Investigators later used forensic evidence to identify Rufo-Sanon as the alleged shooter.
Rufo-Sanon’s arraignment was scheduled for December 13 in Malden District Court. Under state law, Rufo-Sanon, if convicted, could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Investigators also identified Isaiah Sautier as the driver of the vehicle. Sautier was subsequently arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and being an accessory after the fact to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in Malden District Court on December 2. Under state law, Sautier, if convicted, could face up to 17 years in prison and up to $6,000 in fines.