Friends of bus shooting victim hold vigil
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- On Saturday, friends of Courtney Jackson held a vigil for the 26-year-old who was shot and killed Thursday at the Dudley Square bus station.
Off camera, the victim’s mother said her son was a good kid. Friends say he just got caught up in a bad situation.
The vigil comes just one day after both men accused of his murder appeared before a judge. Police said Brian Cooper, 25, and 22-year-old Jamel Bannister are being held without bail on murder charges.
The two are no strangers to police and are known as career criminals to authorities.
The two men were arrested after the shots were fired, but the attorney of one of the suspects said his client didn’t do anything wrong.
“My client was generally in the area, fleed [sic] the scene like everybody else should for their own safety just hearing the sound. He was apprehended by a police officer because he was running,” said John Tardif, Bannister’s attorney.
Police call the attack brazen and said it wasn’t random. The victim and both suspects apparently had some type of interaction before the shooting. Police won’t offer any more information.
Boston police said the cameras were rolling at the ‘T’ station where the shooting took place and said the incident was caught on surveillance cameras.
Friends of the victim did not wish to offer any comments on camera.