By - 8/31/12 - 9:22 am

UPDATE: Boston Police identified the victim as Deandre Townsend, 21.

Boston Police report a man shot around 1:06 a.m. on Southern Avenue was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Channel 7 reports the victim was seen running from the scene before collapsing on Ferndale Street....Read more

By - 8/15/12 - 3:05 pm

DrogbaUPDATE: Arrest made.

A Dorchester man became Boston's fifth murder victim since Saturday when he was fatally stabbed in an argument at a route-23 bus stop in Roxbury this afternoon.

Friends have identified him as Rashad "Rizzy" Barnes, 25.

Brian D'Amico reports the victim was getting off a bus...Read more

By - 8/12/12 - 9:47 pm

UPDATE: Police report a third woman died Monday.

Brian D'Amico reports at least four people were shot around 9:20 p.m. at 38 Harlem St. in Dorchester. Boston Police report two of the women were pronounced dead at the scene; two others were brought to local hospitals - one with life-threatening injuries.

This was Boston's second mass shooting of the day; earlier, ...Read more

By - 8/12/12 - 11:29 am

Boston Police report four people were shot around 3 a.m. at 784 Canterbury St.

One man, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men, in their late 20s, were found there with gunshot wounds and were taken to local hospitals. A fourth victim, also in his late 20s, got himself to a hospital....Read more

By - 8/5/12 - 4:03 pm


At least seven people, including a gunman shot by a police officer, have been killed in an attack on worshippers at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, on Sunday, police said.

Sikhism is a centuries-old religion, fifth most followed in the world, with sizable populations in India. It stresses self control over vices and, according to

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By - 8/2/12 - 9:18 pm

A Mattapan man who allegedly stabbed his nephew inside the Mattapan House of Pizza Tuesday night will be charged with murder now that his relative has died, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.

Derrick Bullock, 40, was arguing with his nephew, Curtis Cox, 43 (Ed. note: Yes, those ages are correct.) around 9:20 p.m. in the Blue Hill Avenue pizza...Read more

By - 7/30/12 - 8:32 am

Updated 3:30 p.m.

A dispute that went back more than a year ended in April at Talbot Avenue and Westcott Street after one combatant flashed a knife and the other got in his car and ran him down, prosecutors charge.

Antwan Wathey, 25, was found in California last week and was arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on a charge of murder for the...Read more

By - 7/29/12 - 8:32 pm

Boston Police report that officers investigating the sound of gunfire at Broad Street and Surface Road around 2:20 a.m. found a man with a gunshot wound a block away at Atlantic Avenue and High Street. The man was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. reports the shooting might have been the result of a fight that broke out...Read more

By - 7/26/12 - 12:45 pm

Boston Police report finding a man with multiple gunshot wounds shortly before midnight at 67 Dakota St. The man, in his early 20s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

UPDATE: Boston Police identified the victim as Ashley Costly, 22....Read more

By - 7/16/12 - 7:40 am

Boston Police report officers found three men in a car shot shortly after 2 a.m. at Shawmut Avenue and Herald Street. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, the third was taken to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Police say witnesses saw gunfire coming from a gray "SUV style motor vehicle" with Rhode Island plates.

WCVB reports police are looking...Read more

By - 7/10/12 - 3:05 pm

Boston Police report a fight in front of the Social Security office shortly before 2 p.m. ended with three people stabbed - one of them fatally. Friends tonight are identifying the murder victim as Lance Hartgrove, 15.

The other two victims are expected to survive; neither was older than 21.

An officer on detail for the Sandra Bullock movie - the one for which...Read more

By - 6/22/12 - 12:46 pm

Boston Police report a 19-year old found at Marion and Bennington streets shortly before midnight was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.Read more

By - 6/15/12 - 9:47 pm

Updated Saturday morning.

A woman found with a stab wound at 242 E. 9 St., around 8:30 p.m. died after being taken to Boston Medical Center, Boston Police report.

Sara Kelly, 20, was arrested and charged with her murder, police say, adding the two "were known to each other."

The Herald reports another woman was taken into custody and that the victim...Read more

By - 5/27/12 - 12:29 pm

UPDATE: Channel 5 reports the two were found with stab wounds.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters battling a one-alarm fire at the D Street housing project early this morning found the bodies of a man and a woman.

The fire, at 4 Linsky Barry Ct., was reported shortly before 3 a.m. The fire was confined to a single third-floor apartment and...Read more

By - 5/25/12 - 3:09 pm

The Globe reports a man in his 20s was shot to death on Leyland Street Thursday night.Read more

By - 5/4/12 - 11:00 am

UPDATE: Revere man arrested for murder of John Barrientos.

Boston Police report finding a man with "multiple traumas" around 7 a.m. outside 220 Chelsea St. in East Boston.

The exact cause of his death remains under investigation. Peter Schworm of the Globe, however, tweets neighbors told him police were calling it a stabbing....Read more

By - 4/28/12 - 3:20 pm

Boston Police report finding a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound on Tremont Street, midway between Stuart and Oak, around 2 a.m. He was taken around the corner to Tufts Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Read more

By - 4/27/12 - 7:22 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

There was a fatal shooting at 132 Hyde Park Ave. around 6:30 p.m. at 132 Hyde Park Avenue, near Walk Hill, Scott Eisen reports.

Police shut Hyde Park Avenue as they began their investigation, but the road is now re-opened to traffic.

Casey, who lives a few doors down, reports from the scene:

That was horrible. People crying in

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By - 4/20/12 - 2:55 pm

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A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted an East Boston man for the death of Michael Costa 13 months after Costa was beaten to the ground at a bus stop on Nov. 2, 2010. Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office have launched a manhunt for...Read more

By - 4/19/12 - 3:26 pm

[float=right]IMAGE([/float]In the last 3 days in Boston, 10 people have been shot and 2 have died from gun shot wounds. In all likelihood, all of these crimes were committed with illegal guns. has proposed Federal legislation that would help get illegal guns off the streets. Ask your Congressman, Senators and neighbors if they support it.

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