Roxbury man charged with manslaughter in 12-year-old brother’s gun loss of life


Walter Hendrick was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court docket Thursday on new costs stemming from his brother’s July 13 loss of life.

Law enforcement officials stand exterior a Mattapan residence the place 12-year-old Savion Ellis was shot useless on July 13, 2023. John Tlumacki/Globe Employees, File

A Roxbury man is dealing with new costs within the taking pictures loss of life of his 12-year-old brother over the summer time. 

Walter Hendrick, 22, was arrested Wednesday on warrants for manslaughter, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a big capability feeding machine, and witness intimidation, Boston police stated. Court docket data present he was additionally charged with improperly storing a firearm the place a toddler might entry it.

Hendrick beforehand pleaded not responsible to a number of firearms costs in reference to the July loss of life of his little brother, 12-year-old Savion Ellis.

He appeared in Suffolk Superior Court docket Thursday morning and pleaded not responsible to the brand new costs, court docket data present. A choose set money bail at $250,000 and ordered GPS monitoring if Hendrick is launched. He may even be required to stay in Massachusetts if he posts bail.

Mayor Michelle Wu beforehand described Savion’s taking pictures loss of life as a “nightmare” for his household.

Boston law enforcement officials responded to 35 Fessenden St. in Mattapan simply after 2 p.m. on July 13 and located Savion affected by a gunshot wound, officers stated. He was pronounced useless at a neighborhood hospital.

Authorities later stated that the handgun used within the taking pictures belonged to Hendrick, who allegedly saved the weapon in a fanny pack, The Boston Globe reported on the time. 

Hendrick is due again in court docket on Oct. 24. has reached out to his lawyer for touch upon the brand new costs.

The Boston Police Division stated it’s nonetheless investigating the taking pictures, urging anybody with info to contact murder detectives at 617-343-4470. Neighborhood members also can make nameless ideas by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the phrase “TIP” to “CRIME” (27463).