Boston Police report finding a man dead of gunshot wounds outside 88 Wellington Hill Street in Mattapan around 12:50 p.m.
Police say witnesses saw the occupants of two vehicles exchanging gunfire before the loser of the battle crashed into a parked car and died.
Police are looking for a small, light green SUV with a partial Massachusetts plate of 875.
Boston Police report arresting the man they say had gone on a robbery spree at Boston McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts.
Richard Calderon-Colon, 40, was sleeping in a car parked outside 27 Ames St. when officers woke him up at 7:54 a.m. today and arrested him on charges related to five fast-food armed robberies over the past couple of weeks, police say.
In one of the cases, at a Dunkin' Donuts on Morton Street in Mattapan, police say, Calderon-Colon ordered a coffee and a donut, ate the donut and then asked for another, after which he pulled out a handgun and demanded money. Police say he also first ordered coffee in three of the other four robberies.
Calderon-Colon is scheduled for arraignment Monday in Dorchester District Court, police say.
Kara photographed what happens when a boat falls off its trailer, in this case on Morton Street just past Blue Hill Avenue on the way towards Dorchester around 6:20 p.m.
Boston Police report they are looking for an armed robber who is grabbing cash out of cash registers at Dunkin' Donuts and Mcdonald's across Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan, most recently Wednesday night at the Mass. Ave. McDonald's.
Police say in all six cases under investigation, the common thread has been a black male in his 30s, about 5'8", with a Hispanic, Haitian or Jamaican accent who either orders something or hangs out in the lobby for awhile, then pulls out a gun and either demands cash or jumps over the counter and takes it. In addition to the Mass. Ave. robbery, police are looking at:
Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.
So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?
Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.
A Mattapan 14-year-old was arraigned yesterday on an arson charge in Dorchester District Court for allegedly setting the front door of the Chez Vouz roller rink on Rhodes Street on fire Saturday night, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of her age, allegedly shoved burning papers into the front door, after she was turned away around 10 p.m. the DA's office says, adding she had been earlier barred by the rink for 30 days for "fighting and making threats to other patrons."
A fire reported around 3:40 a.m. at 15 Evelyn St. sent three firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $500,000 in damage, according to the Boston Fire Department. One firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, another back injuries and a third burns to his knee.
The Red Cross reports it is providing aid to four adults and one child displaced, but not injured, by the fire.
The fire got bad enough that firefighters were ordered out of the building.
Fire officials say the cause and point of origin of the fire remains under investigation.
A man was shot in the chest, leg and arm around 9:55 p.m. inside the Mama Supermarket at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street diagonally across from the B-3 police station.
Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.
Police are looking for two black men, dressed all in black except for white sneakers, who ran out of the store and then down Blue Hill Avenue toward Woolson.
Around 9:45 on Nelson Street near Selden Street. For some reason, the car's two occupants didn't want to wait around for EMTs or police; they ran away - and one jumped over a fence in a nearby yard. The fence jumper was wearing a blue knit cap.
A Plymouth man was ordered held without bail yesterday on charges he murdered Rayshawn Few on Woodruff Way on Feb. 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Kewon "Killer" Kelley, 26, was arrested in Brockton the night before.
According to prosecutors, Few arrived at a 24 Woodruff Way party with uninvited guests, an argument broke out around 2:30 a.m., and Kelley pulled out a gun and killed Few by shooting him several times.
Police arrived in time to see a brown car racing from the scene. They chased, the car suddenly stopped and three men ran out. Police nabbed Osmell Odena, 22, and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. A third man in the car, Jamal Gittens of Mattapan, was charged with failure to stop for police and resisting arrest. Neither Odena nor Gittens face charges related to the murder, the DA's office says.
In Mattapan, Lorna Road intersects with Doone Avenue.
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The department says nearby residents told firefighters who arrived around 4:20 p.m. that the man had been sitting in the running car since 11 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene; police are now investigating. The victim was in his 20s.
Earlier in the day, a boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning after taking refuge from the cold in an SUV with an exhaust pipe blocked by snow.
City Councilor Charles Yancey (Dorchester, Mattapan) today seeks approval from his fellow councilors for a hearing to look at borrowing $115 million to build a new high school on the grounds of the old Mattapan State Hospital.
Yancey has pushed the idea, with no success, for more than a decade, arguing the city is failing its students without a brand-new high school and that the city is wasting its money renovating existing high schools in old buildings, such as the Quincy School.
Kimani Washington was sentenced today for his part in the armed robbery that took place before four adults and a toddler were taken outside and shot to death, four of them fatally, on Sept. 28, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Washington's sentencing came after he pleaded guilty to charges of home invasion, armed robbery, armed carjacking, unlawful possession of a firearm, trafficking in a Class B substance, and possession of a Class D substance. The DA's office says Washington, who was facing two assault-and-battery charges at the time, left Woolson Street before the massacre.
Washington was a key prosecution witness in the case against Dwayne Moore, who convicted of first-degree murder last month. He also testified against his cousin, Edward Washington, who was acquitted on murder charges last March.