Second male arrested inconnection with fatal shooting

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Chief of Police Steve Mazzie have announced that Luiz M. Perlera, 18 of Lunenberg, has been arraigned on the charge of accessory after the fact in connection with the fatal shooting of Craig McDonald, 20 of Randolph, on Friday, October 22.

Judge William Farrell ordered the defendant held on $50,000 cash bail and ordered the defendant to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet, remain under house arrest and stay away from and have no contact with any witnesses. The next date in this case is December 13, 2021.

Preliminary investigation suggests that on the night of the shooting, Craig McDonald was with two friends sitting in a parked car in the area of Revere Street and Second Street when Michael Stanton Jr., 19 of Chelsea, allegedly approached the driver’s side window and fired a gun at McDonald, striking him. The subsequent investigation also revealed that after the incident, Luiz Perlera allegedly destroyed items of evidence related to the crime. Mr. Perlera was arrested at his residence without incident on October 28, 2021, by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutors assigned to this case are Assistant District Attorneys Carrie Spiros and Caitlin Gemmill.

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