Everett man charged in murder investigation

Local police with the aid of state police scored an incredible turnaround in the murder investigation into the shooting death of David King last week.

Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie told the Independent Tuesday, “We’ve got our man.”

The Everett Police Investigation Unit led by Captain Robert Bon Tempo, conducted rigorous police work using technology as well as good old fashioned police work, according to the chief.

“They did a great job. They nailed down the suspect. They were closing in on him when he surrendered,” he added.

King was at Colburn Terrace at approximately 9:00 p.m. on May 4 when he was shot twice.

He was rushed to the Whidden Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 10:00 p.m.

Monday, in Malden District Court, Kyheme Harris, 20, of Everett, was arraigned for murder before Judge Michael Uhlarik.

He was ordered held without bail.

A probably cause hearing will be held on June 11.

According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, King, the victim, and the defendant Harris were riding on an MBTA bus shortly before the shooting took place.

Witnesses riding on the bus claim the two men began arguing, and that the argument escalated and then turned deadly after they exited the bus.

Neighbors in the Colburn Terrace area heard the gunshots.

The MBTA also has video from inside the bus showing clear images of the victim and the defendant getting off the bus.

Following an intensive manhunt by the Everett Police Investigation unit and the State Police, an arrest warrant was issued for Harris.

The defendant turned himself into Everett Police 6:00 p.m. Friday.

He spent the weekend in the Everett lock-up before being arraigned Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Keeley handled the arraignment.

These murder charges are allegations and Harris is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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