One of the motorcyclists shot Sunday on Interstate 93 died yesterday, as police confirmed they are probing possible links between the highway shooting and the killing of a woman in Dorchester only hours later.
Stevens Jr. had been with his father, riding separate motorcycles on the Southeast Expressway Sunday, when they were both shot near Exit 12 by Neponset Circle.
Police said they found a red Jeep Renegade cross-over SUV a few blocks from Holloman’s home.
The district attorney confirmed Scott M. Stevens, 32, of East Taunton, has passed away from his injuries on Tuesday afternoon. His father, a 54-year-old Raynham man, is at Tufts Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
A state police spokesman said it appears there was no connection between the motorcyclists and the person who shot them. The motive remains under investigation.
No one has been formally arrested and charged with the shooting but sources tell the I-Team that Lance Holloman, 30, of Dorchester, is a suspect. “We are not saying at this point that it is a road-rage incident”, Procopio said.
But after Annie Dookhan, the lead chemist in Holloman’s case, was accused and later convicted of tampering with evidence at a state drug lab, the crack cocaine charges were dismissed in 2012, reducing his sentence to the two years he had served, said Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokeswoman for the USA attorney’s office in Boston. She told Holloman that she wanted him to succeed, but said that if he got into trouble again he’d be a “career offender”.
Holloman gave a false first name, and his behavior was so erratic that he was handcuffed and placed in a squad vehicle for his own safety, police said. Police found an outstanding arrest warrant for a firearms violation and he was held.
Boston 25 Investigates has also learned Holloman had a federal drug conviction tossed out as part of a massive tainted evidence case at the Massachusetts Crime Lab. That neighbor took out a harrassment order against Holloman in July 2016 alleging he threatened to make her “disappear”, court records said.