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Posted Sunday, February 10, 2008
4 teens arrested on gun charges in Cambridge killing

Michael Naughton,

Globe Correspondent

CAMBRIDGE - A 17-year-old and three juveniles were arrested this weekend in connection with the Friday night shooting death of a Mattapan teenager - the city's first homicide in nearly two years, according to the Middlesex district attorney's office. 

Lucien Christalin, 18, was shot once in the chest and was found by police at a home on Windsor Street, authorities said.

Police responded to the home about 10 p.m. after they received calls about a person who was shot. Christalin was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after the shooting, the four suspects were arrested on gun charges in connection with the killing, said Corey Welford, a spokesman for Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr.

David J. Louis, 17, of Cambridge will be arraigned tomorrow in Cambridge District Court and charged with illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The names of the three juveniles, who are all in their teens, were withheld because of their ages. They will be arraigned on gun charges tomorrow in Cambridge Juvenile Court, Welford said.

None of the suspects, who knew Christalin, have been charged with his killing, he said. Cambridge police and State Police from the district attorney's office are investigating.

"We will continue to investigate to determine whether the facts support further charges against the defendants," said Welford.

Residents of Windsor Street said yesterday they had not heard any gun shots Friday night and did not hear about the shooting until the next morning. A man at the duplex where police found the victim said he was aware of the shooting, but would only say it was "no one's business."

The last killing in Cambridge was March 28, 2006, when a 22-year-old Somerville man was shot outside a bar in Central Square.

Copyright 2008 Globe Company The Boston Globe Store| 2008 N.Y. Times Co. Reprinted from The Boston Globe of Sunday, February, 2008.

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