A 21-year-old Medford man charged with fatally shooting his one-time friend on Easter Sunday was ordered held without bail Wednesday, according to a release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Yerri Perez was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on the following charges: murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Perez allegedly shot 33-year-old Edward Villalona to death on Easter Sunday, March 31, near 104 Minden St. in Jamaica Plain.
Perez was identified as a suspect based on surveillance images, as well as cell phone records and other evidence, according to the district attorney’s office.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact Boston police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Perez is due back in court on Sept. 27.