CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Suffolk County District Attorney's office shared new details in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Charlestown man during the arraignment of his alleged killer Thursday.
Investigators allege Steven Jones was walking home with a friend along Monument Avenue just after 10 p.m. on May 7 when he saw two men fighting. The man accused of killing Jones, Pablo Flores, 20, of Charlestown, was reportedly one of the men involved in the fight.
The district attorney's office claims the person Flores was fighting was both unarmed and smaller than him. They further allege that Jones and his friend, who were also unarmed, stepped in to break up the fight.
"While Mr. Jones and his friend tried to pull apart the defendant and the man he was fighting, the defendant pushed everyone off of him, stepped back, pulled a gun from his waist area, and fired multiple shots at close range," Assistant District Attorney Gretchen Lundgren alleged.
Jones was hit in the chest and stomach. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Flores is accused of pointing the gun at Jones' friend and a bystander before fleeing on foot.
Investigators claim in the days after the shooting, Flores' sister, 18-year-old Jelaine Flores, contacted two possible witnesses and threatened them. They say the threats were made via a phone call and a Facebook message, in which she called the witness a "snitch." She was arrested and held on $3,500 cash bail on two counts of witness intimidation and one count of making annoying or harassing phone calls.
Flores was arrested in Dorchester Wednesday, more than three months after he was named as a suspect in the fatal shooting. He was ordered held without bail on charges that include second-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and multiple counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.