Cambridge Police arrested a second suspect in New York City for murdering of a 21-year-old Cambridge Rindge and Latin graduate over drugs. A third suspect is still at large.
Cambridge Police arrested a second suspect in New York City for murdering of a 21-year-old Cambridge Rindge and Latin graduate over drugs.
State Police, Cambridge Police and New York City homicide detectives arrested Blayn “Bliz” Jiggetts, 19, of Mount Vernon, NY in Harlem at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night.
Jiggetts was arrested on a Massachusetts warrant for first-degree murder, accessory after the fact of murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm. Jiggetts was expected to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, according to prosecutors.
“We now have two of the three suspects in custody. This fluid investigation is developing well, with a focus on anyone else who may have had involvement in this incident,” said Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone in a press release. “We expect truthful and complete co-operation from anyone with helpful information.”
Last month, police arrested Jabrai Jordan Copney, 20, also of New York City, in connection with the murder. Copney, a former songwriter for the group New Edition, was arraigned on charges of murder, accessory after the fact to murder and possession of a firearm. He is currently being held without bail.
Prosecutors allege Jiggetts, Copney and a third man traveled from New York City and arranged to meet Cosby with the plan to rob him of his drugs. During the confrontation in a Harvard University dorm, the men allegedly fired multiple shots in a stairwell and one bullet fatally struck Cosby in the abdomen. Prosecutors allege the three men returned to New York City on a bus from Boston that evening.
The Harvard Crimson, a student newspaper, reported Cosby might have been selling marijuana to Harvard students based on text messages students purportedly showed them. Cosby also had been arrested in 2007 for Class D drug possession, which could mean marijuana and some lesser doses of prescription drugs.
Police received the 911 call for a man shot in the J entryway at Harvard’s Kirkland House at 4:48 p.m. May 18 and followed a trail of blood from the Harvard University undergraduate dormitory to the intersection of Dunster Street and Mount Auburn, where they found Cosby lying on the ground suffering from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen.
He was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and underwent surgery for his injuries but was pronounced dead at the hospital at about 4 a.m. May 19.
Although the entryway where Cosby was shot is only accessible by swiping a Harvard identification card, Cosby and the two suspects were not students at Harvard, according to authorities.
The Chronicle had previously reported that a witness reported seeing three men in their 20s “swaggering” away from the area shortly after the shooting, according to a source close to the investigation.
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