INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Homicide Suspect Arrested After Standoff in Walpole, MA


In the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and BPD Homicide Unit, with assistance from the Walpole Police and METROLEC SWAT, arrested Kyle Williams-Gathers, 31 of Boston after a five hour stand-off in the area of 915 Hill Top Street in Walpole, Massachusetts. Williams-Gathers was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant charging him with murder of Shaquille Browder on January 11, 2018. 

Said Commissioner Evans, "This brazen daytime shooting was very troubling. The efforts of my homicide investigators and prosecutors from the District Attorney's office led to the quick identification of the person responsible for Shaquille's death. I commend the efforts, patience and professionalism of all those involved in the arrest this morning in Walpole. We will not rest until every homicide is solved." 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 2:03 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his early 20’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This victim has since been identified as Shaquille Browder, 21 of Roxbury. Officers located a second male victim in his early 20’s who had fled the scene suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. That victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.