- Associated Press - Sunday, June 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The two teens accused of gunning down another teen while he was riding his bicycle in Boston are expected to appear in court Monday.

Dushawn Taylor-Gennis, 16, and a 14-year old juvenile whose name police have not yet released are set to be arraigned on murder and firearms offenses, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement.

The boys are accused of killing Jonathan Dos Santos, 16, on Wednesday night in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Police say the victim and suspects, who are all from Boston, knew each other but the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

The Boston Globe reported that detectives are looking into whether the killing was gang-related and that Dos Santos had recently confided to a basketball coach that other teens were pressuring him to join a gang.

Officials and community members have also praised the suspects’ mothers for cooperating. One of the mothers drove her son into Boston so he could be arrested and the other mother telling the other boy by phone that he had to go to police, the Globe reported.

The teens are expected to be tried as adults. Under Massachusetts law, juveniles charged with murder are exposed to the same penalties as adults and their cases are open to the public, Conley’s office said. It was not immediately clear who is representing them.

Conley’s office said authorities are withholding the 14-year-old’s name until a criminal complaint is issued Monday. Additional details are also expected at arraignment, the office said.


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