A sign made by children at the Rockwood Early Education Academy where the 2-year old Amani Smith attended. (WBZ-AM)

A  Boston man was arrested in New Hampshire on weapons charges in connection with the fatal shooting of four people, including a toddler, in the city’s Mattapan neighborhood earlier in the week, authorities said Saturday.

Kimani Washington was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and receiving a stolen motor vehicle in connection with the shooting, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. Wark said Washington hasn’t been charged with murder.
Washington was arrested without incident Friday night at a residence in Manchester, N.H., on a charge of being a fugitive from justice, Manchester police Sgt. Andrew Vincent said. Neither Vincent nor Wark said what role Vincent may have played in the shooting. 

Boston police have released few details about the shooting, one of the city’s deadliest in years. Five people were found shot early Tuesday on Woolson Street. Killed were 2-year-old Amani Smith; his mother, 21-year-old Eyanna Flonory; her boyfriend, 21-year-old Simba Martin; and 22-year-old Levaughn Washum-Garrison.

Relatives say Amani died in his mother’s arms.

The fifth victim, 32-year-old Marcus Hurd, is hospitalized in critical condition.  Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the shooting. Vincent said Kimani was expected to be arraigned Monday on the charge of being a fugitive from justice. Wark said Kimani would then be returned to Massachusetts to face the others charges. Neither knew if Kimani, who is in his 30s, had retained a lawyer.

Wark declined to say if authorities had identified other possible suspects. The shooting remains under investigation.


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