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By Eli Sherman/Wicked Local
Police have captured one of the two suspects in last week’s fatal shooting of a Waltham teenager, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
Wicked Local reported that police arrested Taylor Poulin, 21, of Newton on Wednesday night in Windham, Maine.
Poulin was wanted in connection with the killing of Waltham High School senior Tyler Zanco, 17, who was found shot in the Gardencrest Apartments parking lot Thursday, March 20.
He was pronounced dead at Newton-Wellesley Hospital that night.
Poulin is slated to be arraigned Friday at 1 p.m. in Portland District Court on fugitive from justice charges.
He faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed possession of a firearm and conspiracy to violate drug laws in connection with the Waltham homicide.
Police were able to track Poulin down in Maine based on information obtained by Waltham Police and state troopers.
If extradition is proven appropriate, he will be taken to Waltham District Court for a second arraignment on the charges he faces in Massachusetts.
The DA’s office wouldn’t speculate on when the Waltham arraignment would happen, but a spokeswoman was certain it wouldn’t be Friday.
Police continue to search for Domingo Mendes, 22, of Belmont, who is also wanted in connection with Zanco’s killing.
Mendes is wanted for murder, possession of a firearm and conspiracy to violate drug laws. He is described as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches in height and about 165 pounds, according to the DA’s office.
Mendes is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees or encounters Mendes is advised to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Waltham Police at 781-314-3607 or Massachusetts State Police Detectives at 781-897-6600.
The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Thursday.
“Investigators on scene tell us this is a homicide,” Armstrong tweeted at about 11:45 p.m.
We’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Brandeis students struck on South Street in Waltham
WALTHAM, Mass. — Three Brandeis University students were struck by a car on South Street in Waltham Sunday night, the university said in an email to its students.
Our news partners at Wicked Local Waltham reported that the students, an 18-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman, were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. The students were in stable condition at the hospital as of Sunday night, police said.
The students were walking west to east in the crosswalk on South Street at about 6:25 p.m. when a 42-year-old Belmont man driving north in a gray Lexus hit them. The Lexus, which stopped, had damage to its windshield, Wicked Local reported.
The driver of the car remained at the crash scene. Police do not believe the driver was impaired.
The incident is under investigation by Waltham police.