Authorities make an arrest in Reservoir Avenue homicide

October 6, 2010
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A Revere man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man with Revere tires, a homicide that happened on top of Reservoir Avenue last Wednesday evening.

Alen Stijakovic, 19, of 145 Ward St. #10, was arrested for the shooting on Monday and charged with murder. He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court and held without bail.

Police indicated that there would most likely be more arrests in the case coming soon.

The victim, Kareem Spurill, 26, of Jamaica Plain, was apparently sitting or standing near a home in the 300th block of Reservoir Avenue around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.

The assailants were apparently on foot and fled after the shooting, but not before several witnesses were able to see them.

Using witness statements and additional evidence developed during the investigation by State Police, authorities were able to arrest Stijakovic.

Spurill had once lived on Thornton Street in Revere and had ties to the city, despite currently living in the Bromley-Heath Housing Development in JP. Police said they had some minor involvement with him in the past, logging arrests as recently as 2008.

Stijakovic is a relatively unknown on the local police circuit.

He was apparently a 2009 graduate of Revere High School and, according to his Facebook page, he was a student at Bunker Hill Community College. It also said he was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

He was arrested on the Salem State campus in June for driving with a suspended license.

Other than that, he didn’t appear to have a lengthy record.

Law enforcement sources told the Journal that Stijakovic wasn’t too forthcoming with information, but that they had enough to follow the case to more arrests.

  • Ado

    Stijakovic is innocent! Wrong place at the wrong time! The police should get the real killer that’s still on the large and roaming the streets of Revere looking to shoot up some more people. Revere PD is a joke! Racist bastards!

  • Peter4545

    There not racist there very dedicated people who have no choice but to be sure for an arrestt your just a friend of ALan obviously one of those street rat kids who like to hate and blame the police! Tell your friend to stop shooting people and he wouldnt be in prison! Its always the same story same with Loadie OH HE DIDNT DO IT HE IS INNOCENT SHUT UP!

  • Almir

    Alen is a really good kid and i know this because i know his whole family and i know that RPD will do there job and find the real killer. This kid has a good heart and he would never hurt anyone no matter what. I just think that the kids he was friends with had to do something with this so RPD look into other options as well. Alen is innocent until proven gulty so lets waite and see what happans.

  • Anonymous

    Almir is right. Stijakovic is innocent as things stand now. He has been charged with murder, and this is a completely different kind of case than the Talbot murder. Police have given a strong indication that there will be more than one additional arrest. Could be this kid was just there when it happened and is being charged jointly. Who pulled the trigger? We don’t know yet.

  • Kelly001

    Stay classy REVERE! Posting the kids family apartment number for any idiot to see. Godamn I fucking hate this city so much.

  • BLAH

    WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU POST THIS GUYS HOME ADDRESS ON HERE? ARE YOU RETARDED? YOU COULD BE PUTTING THIS KID’S FAMILY IN DANGER FOR ALL YOU CARE!!!

  • Carlosgracias

    I agree .. why in the world would you post his address and even worse the apartment number on here .. you are putting his family in danger are you aware of that ughhh stupid

  • Tammy01

    Dear Journal Staff,

    You are putting this kids family into danger by posting his full address.

    Please get some class or leave the journalism to professionals.

  • Anonymous

    Putting the full address of someone who has been arrested is standard procedure in journalism. Far from being unprofessional, it is the first rule in Journalism 101. That is taught because a name and address identify a person fully. While it’s unlikely here because of the unique name, there could be someone else with the name Alen Stijakovic in Revere. That person would not want to be associated with a murder. We run names and addresses every week for every arrest in our Arrest Log. His name and address appeared in the log as well. Newspapers have been doing this for 100 years. In this case, the information was provided by the District Attorney.
    There’s nothing new here.

  • ANSchwager

    First of all “Peter” Derek Lodi is innocent, he gave the police a fake confession because they told him that if he didnt confess then he would be in jail for the rest of his LIFE! the boy was 17 years old when he was arrested as an accessory to a CAPITAL CRIME!!!!! AT 17 FUCKING YEARS OLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SENT TO JAIL FOR A CRIME THAT YOU DID NOT COMMIT?! i didn’t think so, check out the FACTS and the EVIDENCE of the case against Derek Lodi and Robert Iacoviello and you will see that the state of Massachusetts does NOT have a valid case against those boys! and in case you want to get smart with your mouth about them, THOSE “STREET RATS” YOU REFER TO THEM AS, ARE MY VERY DEAR FRIENDS!!!! so watch your mouth and check the evidence before you type something online. AND JUST SO EVERYONE IS CLEAR HERE, RPD ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN THE STATE!!!!!! My father was a very well known drug dealer in the 90′s and i can name off a FEW police officers who bought drugs off of him (ie. cocaine/crack), even while still in their uniforms!!!!!!!! Thank you very much!

  • Loki

    Kareem was a good-hearted individual, who loved his two daughters very much. Now all they’ll have are pictures and vague memories of their father. I hope they prosecute this individual to the fullest extent of the law. Love u Cheesy R.I.P.

  • R.I.P PRIMo

    FUCK HIM HE KILLD A INOCENT MAN

  • melly mellow

    you are innocent until proven guilty. were you there to see the shooting place so you can make that assumption. imagine if you yourself were in such a situation and knew that you were innocent. things are not always as they seem at first, give people the benefit of the doubt unless there is conclusive evidence to the subject. thanks and please don’t rush to conclusions.

  • non of your fucking bussiness

    I WOULD SUE THE SHIT OUT OF THIS FUCKING PAPER IF THEY PUT MY ADDRESS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE DUMP FUCKS YOU ARE PUTTING THE WHOLE FAMILY IN DANGER

  • jajajajaja

    how the fuck would you know if he killed a innocent man were you holding a candle while he was shooting give me a brake man respect the person that got killed and the person that is being wrongly accused of something he probably didnt do

  • concerned citizen

    putting someones personal information on a website for the world to see, without there premision should be against the law no mater what the circumstances are specially if he is not the only person leaving there. you def deserve to lose your job.

  • Sgt. Woodburns

    Where is the evidence? So im guessing people can get arrested for nothing nowadays? Maybe these witnesses need to stand up and testify and see if they have the guts to lie to a judges face.

  • BLOODSTONEVILLIAN

    for people can ride out on da trash

  • KC

    HAHA pshh SMH on you almir stop lieying you knoe dah kid was afiliated with TRG RASKAL GANG him and his cussin so if you dint knoe umm how bout NGC his SECOUND CRUW COME ON NOW GET THE FUCK OUT HEAR WITH THE BULL SHIT

  • SRT4

    FIND HIS CUSSIN ZLATKO ND YOU CAN FIND OUT

  • GANGUNIT

    I DO BELIEVE ALAN DID IT well his cussin ….not getting into that but ////ND DEREK LODIE 100PERCENT INOCENT…. RPD SET HIM UP thatS WHY 3 COPS GOT SUSPENDED DEY DID NOT REPORT THE SHOOTING UNTILL THE BODY OF DA OFFICER GOT FOUND

  • S.A EXECUTIONER

    Thats some gangsta ass shit

  • the truth

    This one goes out to the RPD stop getting a hard on when u see a bosnian leave us alone go get yourself a chick we aint going nowhere

  • THE TRUTH

    RPD NEEDS TO STAY OFF BOSNIANS DICKS AND DO THEIR JOB NOT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST BOSNIANS

  • RPD

    ill take the stand to get him arrested for killing an inocent man ….his cussin got away hes in bosnia how bout getting him hear for we can lock his ass up to

  • NOJUSTICE

    WELL THE STREETS OVIOSLY KNOE WHO IT IS i love how revere POLICE act as if they dont knoe ….ZLATKO dah lived in revere was working with cops nd he shoot the BOSTON MAN nd NOW THIS ZLATKO KID I HEAR ABOUT ALL DA TIME IS IN BOSNIA HE GOT A WAY WITH MURDER THERE IS NEVER JUSTICE IN MASS

  • -_-

    THATS WHY LODIE IS ONLY DOING 12 YEARS ???? CUS COPS WERE IN ON IT how about the officers that fleed da scene and didnt report any thing untill lodie got arrested huh>??? PETER YOURE JUST STICKING UP FOR THESE CROOKED COPS …..BUT ALLEN IS 50%PERCENT GUILTY YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR ZLATKO THE KID THAT PULLED THE TRIGGER

  • melissa

    i dont think he done it

  • Katherine Love Melissa Pierce

    hi my name milica stijakovic and alen and his family are my family and im there niece and alen and his sister andrea are like brother and sister to me alen is incident

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