Second suspect charged in fatal shooting at Harvard University

June 10, 2009
Man was killed on May 18 in entranceway of residence hall

From The Boston Globe: A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Harvard University residence hall. Blayn Jiggetts, 19, faces charges of first-degree murder, accessory after the fact of murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and armed robbery. Cambridge resident Justin Cosby was shot inside an entranceway to the Kirkland House residence hall on May 18 in what authorities have said was a drug-related robbery attempt.

MAY 2009...from The Boston Globe: A New York City man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man at a Harvard University residence hall. Authorities say 20-year-old Jabrai Jordan Copney turned himself in to Cambridge, Mass., police. He has been charged with murder, accessory after the fact to murder and possession of a firearm. Justin Cosby, of Cambridge, was shot in the abdomen last week while standing on a stairway leading to a common area inside the residence hall. He died Tuesday at a hospital.

EARLIER...from The Boston Globe: Police are not sure what Justin D. Cosby was doing inside a Harvard University residence hall when he was fatally shot on Monday. Cosby, 21, died Tuesday from his injuries. The slaying is believed to be the first homicide at Harvard since 1995. Cosby went to the residence hall to see a female student who lives there, police believe. It is not clear how he entered the building or how many people were with him when he went inside

UPDATE...from The Harvard Crimson: Two text messages and an interview with a student suggest that Justin Cosby, the 21-year old Cambridge, Mass., man shot in a Harvard University residence hall entryway, may have been involved in drug sales to students.

Earlier...from The Boston Globe: The shooting of a young man inside an entrance of a residence hall at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., shattered the quiet of campus as students studied for final exams. Taken to the hospital, the victim was in stable condition with a gunshot wound in the abdomen. A Harvard official says the victim is not a student, though it remains unclear whether Harvard students were involved in the incident. University officials could not confirm the victim's identity or say how the incident occurred.

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