Man Charged with Accessory After the Fact in Connection with Lowell Homicide

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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson have confirmed that Corey Roy, 20 of Lowell, has been placed under arrest for accessory after the fact to murder in connection with allegedly helping Xavier DeJesus evade police following the murder of Deija Mendez. Roy was arrested at a Lowell residence on July 28. He was to be arraigned July 29 in Lowell District Court.

On June 23, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Xavier DeJesus allegedly shot Deija Mendez, 23, of Boston outside a residence on Coral Street in Lowell while she was seated in the driver’s seat of a black Chevrolet Tahoe. Upon arrival at the scene, Lowell Police located Ms. Mendez suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Ms. Mendez was pronounced dead on the scene.

DeJesus has been charged with murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition without an FID card in connection with the fatal shooting.

The preliminary investigation suggests that DeJesus may have been known to the victim and that there was allegedly a dispute over the possession of a motor vehicle prior to the fatal shooting.

State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and Lowell Police assisted in this investigation. The prosecutors assigned to this case is Christopher Tarrant and Emily Jackson.

 

 

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