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One Of Two Suspects Arrested In Shooting Death Of Waltham Teen

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Taylor Poulin, left,  and Domingo Mendes. (Photos from Middlesex DA)

Taylor Poulin, left, and Domingo Mendes. (Photos from Middlesex DA)

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WALTHAM (CBS) – One of two suspects in the shooting death of a Waltham teen has been arrested.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office said Taylor Poulin, 21, of Newton, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Tyler Zanco, 17, in Waltham on March 20

Poulin was arrested early Friday evening in Windham, Maine, by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, and police from Windham and Westbrook, Maine, the district attorney’s office said.

Tyler Zanco. (Family photo)

Tyler Zanco. (Family photo)

He is expected to be arraigned Friday at 1 p.m. in Portland District Court on fugitive from justice charges.

Poulin is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed possession of a firearm, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

A second suspect in the slaying, Domingo Mendes, 22, of Belmont, is wanted on charges of murder, possession of a firearm, and conspiracy to violate drug laws. He is described as a black male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 165 pounds.

The district attorney’s office described Mendes as armed and dangerous.

Zanco was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Waltham apartment complex on Middlesex Circle.

Police say Zanco knew the suspects and the shooting was not random.

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