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U.S. Attorney: Tossed conviction wouldn't have kept expressway suspect in jail

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BOSTON - A career criminal held as a person of interest in two deadly shootings wouldn’t have been in jail at the time of the deaths if his drug conviction had been upheld, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

One of two men shot while riding motorcycles along I-93 Sunday has died and Lance Holloman is considered a person of interest in the shooting.

He’s also a suspect in the shooting death of a woman in Dorchester, according to police.

Holloman grew up in the Dorchester home where that woman was killed, but doesn’t appear to have any connection to the men shot on motorcycles.

Boston 25 Investigates has also learned Holloman had a federal drug conviction tossed out as part of a massive tainted evidence case at the Massachusetts Crime Lab.

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However, The U.S. Attorney’s Office told Boston 25 Holloman wouldn't have been incarcerated at the time of Sunday's violence; he would have been under supervised release.

The double shooting shut down the expressway for two hours Sunday afternoon.

State police confirm 32-year-old Scott Steven Jr., of East Taunton, has died from his injuries. Steven's father remains in serious condition.

Both of their motorcycles were taken to the state police barracks as evidence, but investigators say the double shooting appears to be a random act of violence.

The father and son were members of a local carpenters’ union.

Sources told Boston 25 the shooting in Dorchester may be connected to the expressway shooting. But Holloman has not been charged in connection to either crime.

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