Boston man arrested in slaying of Lewiston woman

LEWISTON — A Boston man was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a Lewiston woman in Dorchester in August.

Lewiston police

Amos "Ace" Don

Amos "Ace" Don, 23, was served a warrant Tuesday afternoon at the Cumberland County Jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.

Don was charged in the slaying of 29-year-old Erica Field, a Lewiston woman who had driven to Dorchester with her boyfriend, Shameek "Jo Jo" Garcia; he was also shot but survived.

In the months following the shootings, Lewiston police worked closely with their counterparts in Boston. Police said Don had traveled several times between Boston and Lewiston, before and after the shooting.

On Sept. 29, more than a month after Field was killed, Don was arrested at 977 Lisbon St. and charged with drug trafficking. By then, investigators had begun to suspect him in the slaying, and with the help of other departments, had begun to monitor his movements.

Lewiston police officers Derek St. Laurent and Carley Conley were assigned to the team of investigators working on the case.

Don was released from the Androscoggin County Jail on the trafficking charge. However, in recent weeks, he was arrested in the Portland area and has been held at the Cumberland County Jail since.

"At that point, we were confident there was no longer a threat to the public," Lewiston police Chief Michael Bussiere said Tuesday.

With Don in jail, police continued to put together their case against him, getting an indictment for murder and arresting him on that charge.

In Boston on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said it would seek to have Don brought back to face the charge there.

He was charged with armed assault in the shooting of Garcia, who police said has regained consciousness in spite of at least one gunshot to the head.

Investigators have described the shootings as a drug deal gone bad.

On the night of Aug. 25, Field was found dead in a rental car parked on Norwell Street in Dorchester, Mass. Next to her, 32-year-old Garcia had been shot several times, police said.

Field, the mother of a sixth-grade girl, grew up in Lewiston and worked at Val's Root Beer, a drive-in hamburger stand on Sabattus Street.

"We worked on this case as hard as we would have if it had happened in our city," Bussiere said, adding that St. Laurent and Conley traveled to Boston as they worked with police there. "It was good work all around."

mlaflamme@sunjournal.com

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Linda  Daigle's picture

Although where I live makes

Although where I live makes me a little removed from the places this MURDERER would be around, I am so happy he is behind bars. I knew Erica's Grandfather Val, and the knowledge that they are together in heaven is made better with the fact that this scum is off the streets. Thanks to all involved in apprehending him--awesome work!!!

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Boston man arrested in slaying of Lewiston woman
By Mark LaFlamme
Published: Dec 09, 2009 6:37 pm Share |
Amos "Ace" Don LEWISTON — A Boston man was charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a Lewiston woman in Dorchester in August.
Amos "Ace" Don, 23, was served a warrant Tuesday afternoon at the Cumberland County Jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charge.

Don was charged in the slaying of 29-year-old Erica Field, a Lewiston woman who had driven to Dorchester with her boyfriend, Shameek "Jo Jo" Garcia; he was also shot but survived.

In the months following the shootings, Lewiston police worked closely with their counterparts in Boston. Police said Don had traveled several times between Boston and Lewiston, before and after the shooting.

On Sept. 29, more than a month after Field was killed, Don was arrested at 977 Lisbon St. and charged with drug trafficking. By then, investigators had begun to suspect him in the slaying, and with the help of other departments, had begun to monitor his movements.

Lewiston police officers Derek St. Laurent and Carley Conley were assigned to the team of investigators working on the case.

Don was released from the Androscoggin County Jail on the trafficking charge. However, in recent weeks, he was arrested in the Portland area and has been held at the Cumberland County Jail since.

"At that point, we were confident there was no longer a threat to the public," Lewiston police Chief Michael Bussiere said Tuesday.

With Don in jail, police continued to put together their case against him, getting an indictment for murder and arresting him on that charge.

In Boston on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said it would seek to have Don brought back to face the charge there.

He was charged with armed assault in the shooting of Garcia, who police said has regained consciousness in spite of at least one gunshot to the head.

Investigators have described the shootings as a drug deal gone bad.

On the night of Aug. 25, Field was found dead in a rental car parked on Norwell Street in Dorchester, Mass. Next to her, 32-year-old Garcia had been shot several times, police said.

Field, the mother of a sixth-grade girl, grew up in Lewiston and worked at Val's Root Beer, a drive-in hamburger stand on Sabattus Street.

"We worked on this case as hard as we would have if it had happened in our city," Bussiere said, adding that St. Laurent and Conley traveled to Boston as they worked with police there. "It was good work all around."

mlaflamme@sunjournal.com

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sadie says
Comya...this trash didn't come here for welfare, he came here for drugs...maybe now RIP Erica will have more meaning.
comya,
I would be willing to bet that some of the maggots you refer to can spell a bit better than you, why don't you get your GED and come back when you don't embarass yourself with your posts!

Winterbear98 says
BUM BUM BUM

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comya says

Sarah LaPierre's picture

Comya...this trash didn't

Comya...this trash didn't come here for welfare, he came here for drugs...maybe now RIP Erica will have more meaning.

"Right on" Jayla+ good job

"Right on" Jayla+
good job L.P.D

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Put this garbage away for

Put this garbage away for GOOD! RIP Erica...

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