Lynn man faces weapons charge after slaying; investigation continues

An 18-year-old Lynn man is facing charges tied to the fatal shooting of a man outside a public housing project, Essex County prosecutors said.

Jacquan McKenzie is being charged with trespassing and illegal possession of a firearm, said Essex district attorney’s spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan.

McKenzie has not been charged with homicide, Monahan said. She said the investigation is continuing.

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Hery Aquino, 29, was standing outside a Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development residence on Curwin Circle in Lynn when he was shot Sunday afternoon, said Monahan.

Aquino was taken to North Shore Medical Center in Salem. He was later flown by medical helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he died, said Monahan.

No further information was immediately available, said Monahan.