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Dawnn Jaffier

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 11:33 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man who got into an argument that ended when another guy shot at him and wound up killing a woman standing a block away before the start of the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue in August, 2014. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/17 - 4:05 pm

Wesson Colas and Keith Williams will both be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the death of Dawnn Jaffier as she stood a block away from them, waiting for the start of the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/16 - 10:18 am

Ian Jaffier is running to raise money for the West End House in Allston, where he and his sister Dawnn basically grew up. Dawnn Jaffier was shot to death in 2014 in a gun battle she had nothing to do with. Her brother, who still works part-time at the West End House, writes:

Each mile of the marathon represent a year in her life: 26 miles for 26 years. I am excited and know that with all your help, I will be able to achieve anything.

By adamg - 8/21/15 - 11:23 am

The West End House celebrates the life of Dawnn Jaffier between 5:30 and 9 p.m. today at 105 Allston St., Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/15 - 5:06 pm

A man authorities say was the intended target of a gunman who wound up killing an innocent woman waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue was indicted yesterday for his part in her fatal shooting, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 1/5/15 - 1:25 pm

A guy who was already sitting in jail without bail on charges he opened fire on Blue Hill Avenue last summer, killing Dawnn Jaffier and injuring another woman a few blocks away, will continue to sit in jail awaiting trial following his arraignment on a murder indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury.

By adamg - 8/29/14 - 10:47 am

WBZ reports on a memorial vigil last night in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, shot to death while waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

By adamg - 8/25/14 - 3:27 pm

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Keith Williams took out a loaded .357 revolver at Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street and began firing into a crowd of people waiting for the J'Ouvert parade, assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said today.

One of the bullets hit Dawnn Jaffier in the head as she stood a block away at Charlotte Street, killing her, Lee said. Another bullet traveled more than four blocks down Blue Hill Avenue, hitting another woman in the leg as she sat on a curb with her friends.

By adamg - 8/23/14 - 6:48 pm
Dawnn Jaffier

UPDATE, Monday: Dorchester teen charged with shooting her in the head.

Dawnn Jaffier, 26, a 2010 graduate of UMass Amherst, died today when she was shot in the head during the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

By adamg - 8/23/14 - 8:20 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report the first victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, died.

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