Homicide suspect who allegedly shot Weymouth Excessive pupil in 2022 arrested after greater than a yr on the run


The Boston Globe reported that Keniel Diaz-Romero allegedly shot 17-year-old Nathan Paul, whereas one other teen, who was beforehand arrested for Paul’s homicide, allegedly advised Diaz-Romero to shoot Paul.

Nathan Paul, 17, was shot in Quincy on Feb. 15, 2022, and later died of his accidents. GoFundMe

After over a yr of looking, authorities have arrested an at-large homicide suspect who was indicted for capturing a Weymouth Excessive Faculty pupil in 2022.

Nathan Paul, 17, was shot in Quincy on Feb. 15, 2022, in response to the Norfolk County District Legal professional’s Workplace. Later that month, authorities charged then-18-year-old Jaivon Harris with homicide in reference to the teenager’s dying. 

Jaivon Harris has been charged with homicide for the killing of 17-year-old Nathan Paul.

In Might 2022, a grand jury indicted Harris and then-18-year-old Keniel Diaz-Romero with homicide and different costs in reference to Paul’s dying, in response to the DA’s workplace. On the time, authorities believed Diaz-Romero was exterior of Massachusetts. 

On Sunday, the DA’s workplace introduced that authorities had taken custody of Diaz-Romero in Puerto Rico. He’s being held till his arraignment in Norfolk Superior Courtroom, which is scheduled for Tuesday. 

What occurred the evening Nathan Paul was shot

On the evening Paul was shot, Quincy police responded and located the teenager with a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Boston Medical Heart the place he died of his accidents.

The Boston Globe reported in June 2022 that, in response to an affidavit, the evening Paul was killed, Harris, Diaz-Romero, and 4 juveniles, had been concerned in a drug deal throughout which they tried to rob Paul. The 4 juveniles have by no means been recognized and gave differing accounts of what occurred that evening. 

Paul’s brother advised police that he and his brother bought marijuana, together with single-use THC bars, the Globe reported. The evening Paul was killed, one of many youthful juveniles allegedly messaged Paul on Snapchat asking to arrange a drug deal.

The six teenagers met Paul within the Germantown neighborhood of Quincy, the place they allegedly exchanged a number of pretend $100 payments for 5 flavored THC bars, the Globe reported. Paul quickly realized the cash was pretend and tried to chase them down, however was unsuccessful. 

Later that night, Diaz-Romero, Harris, and a minimum of two of the opposite teenagers met up once more near the place they’d met Paul, the Globe reported. Paul had stayed within the space and shortly noticed them.

Paul then “nearly hit them together with his automotive,” the Globe reported, and Harris responded by allegedly yelling “shoot him.” Diaz-Romero then allegedly shot twice at Paul’s SUV, and hit him within the leg. 

Paul stated “I’ll be again,” earlier than driving away, however crashed his SUV lower than a mile down the street, the Globe reported. He died from inner bleeding inside hours. 

What occurred within the wake of the capturing

Two days after the capturing, a grandmother of one of many youthful teenagers reported to police that she’d discovered medication at her home, the Globe reported. Police decided the medication had been “per these discovered within the sufferer’s car.”

Harris turned himself in, the DA’s workplace stated on the time. He was charged with homicide, armed theft, assault and battery with a harmful weapon, and conspiracy, and pleaded not responsible at his arraignment.

By the point authorities discovered how Paul was killed, Diaz-Romero had stop his job at a neighborhood grocery retailer and fled to Puerto Rico, the Globe reported. He left a be aware for his mom telling her to not search for him. 

In Might 2022, Harris and Diaz-Romero, had been indicted on costs of homicide, larceny from an individual, possession of a counterfeit invoice, uttering a counterfeit invoice, and conspiracy to commit larceny in reference to Paul’s homicide. Harris was additionally indicted for deceptive police, and Diaz-Romero was additionally indicted for illegally carrying a firearm. 

In July 2022, the 4 different juveniles had been arrested on costs associated to the botched drug deal. One of many juveniles was charged with accent after the actual fact of homicide “for alleged habits following the capturing.”