Moped driver killed, suspect due in court – NBC Boston
Myles King, 21, of Milton, is due in court Monday on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of Marquis Simmons, 25, on Saturday.
Investigators allege King shot dead Simmons, also of Milton, around 6 p.m. Saturday near Belvoir Road. Simmons had traveled to the area on his moped, parked it and then was shot moments later, according to the Milton Police Department.
Simmons was rushed to Boston Medical Center for emergency surgery, but died in hospital, police said.
Less than 24 hours later, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey and Milton Police Chief John King announced that they had made an arrest in the case. King is expected to be brought to justice in Quincy District Court on Monday. It is not known whether he obtained a lawyer.
The authorities have not disclosed any motive in this case.
Marquis Simmons was fatally wounded on Saturday evening after getting off his moped in the Belvoir Road area. Myles King was arrested on Sunday and faces a murder charge.
Simmons’ devastated mother spoke to NBC10 Boston on Sunday morning, just hours after her son was killed near her home.
“I am numb because I lost my sister. Two years later, I lost my father. Two years later they took my baby, ”Staci Atkins said. “We’re all family, and they just took this away from us.”
Simmons’ sister Trinity James remembered her older brother as very goofy and always laughing.
Simmons’ longtime girlfriend Auvonnie Dorsett remembered him as a nice man who had no known enemies – which is why she said it all made no sense.
“They took my baby, they took my best friend, they took everything. They took everything from us,” Dorsett said. “Marquis was my everything. He was my best friend. My first everything. I met Marquis when I was 18.”
The police chief and district attorney offered their condolences to Simmons’ family and friends, while crediting state and local police detectives who worked overnight to gather evidence at the scene, resulting in a quick arrest.