Murder

By - 3/31/15 - 12:02 pm

Updated with information from Boston Police.

Police officers responding to a report of shots fired at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester around 11:25 a.m. found the building on fire, Boston Police report.

After firefighters doused the first-floor flames, officers found the body of a man, 37, shot dead. A woman, 34, was also found with gunshot injuries; she was taken to a local... Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 7:43 am

Stanley Staco reports two people were shot about 4 a.m. outside a house party on Lincoln Street. One of the victims was found at the scene; the other showed up at Milton Hospital in a car with shot-out windows.

Boston Police report the man found on the ground, outside 23 Lincoln St., was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot... Read more

By - 3/14/15 - 4:01 pm
Luis Ramos

UPDATE: Police identify the victim as Luis Ramos, 40. His friends knew him as Red.

Stanley Staco reports a person was shot repeatedly around 3:45 p.m. outside 571 Dudley St.

Boston Police reports he was in his late 30s and add:

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have been precipitated by a confrontation related to road rage.

Police are... Read more

By - 2/11/15 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report charging a Hyde Park teen with murdering a man in his 20s around 10:30 a.m. on Centre Street near the Arborway, then opened fire on an officer who started chasing him.

Boston Police report the murder happened outside 891 Centre St., near the Arborway rotary.

Steve Abreu, who took the photo, reports he heard four shots, saw one suspect,... Read more

By - 1/26/15 - 9:31 pm

Updated.

Boston Police say a man whose body was found around 9 p.m. at 8 Shetland St. died of stab wounds.

The stabbing happened across the street from the headquarters of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post because a post about a murder is not the place for racist spewing.... Read more

By - 1/20/15 - 11:13 am

Update, 10:55 p.m. Davidson has died

Update, 8:30 p.m. WBZ identifies the doctor as Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon from Wellesley.

Update, 5:30 p.m: WCVB identifies the shooter as Stephen Pasceri of Millbury, whose mother had been a patient of the doctor before her death in November. Pasceri leaves his wife and four children.

Updated, 1:25 p.m.

A man walked into... Read more

By - 1/19/15 - 8:07 pm
Pippin Roe

Boston Police report Boston and New York detectives teamed up today to arrest a man wanted for killing Pippin Roe, 40, whose body was found in a wooded area near 1542 Columbus Ave. on July 13, 2014.

Ritcher Baez, 24, of New York, was charged with murder.

According to her obituary, Roe had studied at the MFA School and the San Francisco Art... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 12:21 am

The scene on Harrishof. Photo by Ryan.

UPDATE: Victim identified as Alex DoSouto.

Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents report four people in a car were shot around 10:45 p.m. on the 100 block of Harrishof Street.

Boston Police report a man, 24, was pronounced dead and a woman was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two men were taken to local hospitals with less... Read more

By - 1/3/15 - 6:39 pm
Jimmy Velasquez

Ed. note: Posting about this September murder now because BPD never reported on it when it happened - I discovered this case on a BPD list of unsolved murders.

Boston Police report that Jimmy Velasquez, 49, was shot to death around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 14 Glenarm St.

Velasquez, originally from Honduras, left his wife Catalina and seven children.... Read more

By - 12/21/14 - 11:53 am

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was stabbed repeatedly around 4:30 a.m. at 568 Blue Hill Ave. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Two other men were also stabbed, but are expected to survive.

By - 12/17/14 - 1:57 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as William Davis, 20.

David Finnerty reports a man was shot around 1:35 p.m. at West Cottage and Dudley streets. Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

In September, a man died after being shot in the face at that intersection.... Read more

By - 12/13/14 - 9:59 am

WCVB reports a man was found stabbed to death around 6:30 p.m. on Friday on Adams Street, near Pierce Street.

The Dorchester Reporter identifies him as Sean Dwyer, owner of the Clover City Unisex Barber Shop.

His body, in the middle of the road, was first spotted by passengers on an MBTA bus and police at first thought he had been hit by... Read more

By - 11/10/14 - 4:27 pm

God Sees Red

Look at my people, my created
Killing, angry, murder at the drop of a pin

Some don't realize the trouble they're in

Jealousy, revenge, hate

Using guns
Hastening the death rate

I look at my children
I see red

Their blood - red
My anger - red

My Son's Blood - red
Shed for their sins

My... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 4:32 pm

Crime scene on Bowdoin. Photo by LoudNaps.

Rosa

UPDATE: Rosa found dead in Rehoboth.

Boston Police have issued a statewide BOLO for Paulo Rosa, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend at their apartment at 45 Bowdoin St.

Her body was discovered around 4 p.m.

The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Pending the results of an autopsy, the cause and manner of death will remain under investigation.

Rosa, 30, may have... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 10:03 pm

Main Street remained a crime scene well into the night. Photo by Christopher Kiertz.

UPDATE: One of the two victims, Ryan Morrissey, died

Around 9:40 p.m. outside 274 Main St. At least one of the victim's injuries were severe enough to have the homicide unit called in, just in case.

Police are looking for two men who fired the shots, one white, one black, both about 5'10" to 6' and both wearing hoodies, who ran onto Salem Street,... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 11:41 am

SHOTS FIRED....

Shots fired, shotspotter on, 911, what's goin on?
Tires squeal, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights... Read more

By - 11/5/14 - 11:38 am

Too many guns
bullets flying

Shots fired
dying and crying

So many afraid to walk the streets
prisoners in their own homes

Too many guns
in the wrong hands

Neighborhoods and schools turned into
battle lands

What do we do?
What do we say?

Where is hope for
just one day?

Just one day
without bad news... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 11:14 pm

UPDATE: The more seriously injured victim died.

Shortly after 11 p.m. in an apartment at 226 Margaretta Dr., in a fight involving a woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend. The victim, one of the two men, was shot in the stomach by the other man. Because of the seriousness of his injuries, the homicide unit was summoned. The other man was also injured; unclear... Read more

By - 11/1/14 - 9:13 am
Shervonne Tucker

Victim identified as Shervonne Tucker.

Boston Police report a woman found shot at 18 Lattimore Ct. around 5:22 a.m. was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she died.

Police say officers were originally responding to a report of gunfire in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Lenox Street.

Stanley Staco reports four men, one possibly injured himself, were seen fleeing the scene.... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 5:51 pm

Boston Police report a woman was fatally stabbed around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at 188 Washington St.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.... Read more

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