A pizza-delivery man in his 50s was stabbed to death at 742 Hyde Park Ave. in Roslindale shortly before midnight by two men and a woman, who stole his car and then abandoned it behind a church a couple miles away in Hyde Park, police say.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, speaking near the car behind St. Adalbart Church on River Street this morning, said evidence at the murder scene and in the car should help police find the trio even though they have fled the area.
Davis said the three broke into the Hyde Park Avenue house - which has been vacant for about a year - then called a local Domino's for a pizza. When the delivery man, not identified pending notification of his next of kind, arrived, they attacked and killed him.
Davis said somebody who had seen initial media reports about his Subaru wagon noticed it in the church parking lot and called police around 8:30 a.m.
He's the third person to be shot to death in Dorchester this weekend and the neighborhood's 23rd murder victim this year (map).
Five people were shot after 3 a.m. today and at least two of them died - at 396 Seaver St. and 61 Stratton St., both in Dorchester. Boston Police report the Seaver Street victim was shot around 4 a.m. and was 45. The Stratton Street victim was shot shortly before 6 a.m. and was 38, Boston Police report.
The victims are Dorchester's 21st and 22nd murder victims this year (map).
Updated at 7:30 p.m.
Boston Police report a man was found outside 600 Blue Hill Ave. with a stab wound around 12:30 p.m. today. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, making him Dorchester's 20th murder victim this year.
Yesterday, a man was found shot to death on Shafter Street.
Hector Guardiola, 25, was charged with manslaughter for allegedly throwing the glass, which shattered, sending a fatal shard into the neck of a 25-year-old man and injuring two other bar goers, police say. Those two victims, a 22 year-old man and a 23 year-old woman, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the melee; anybody who has information can contact the homicide unit at 617-343-4470.
Thanh Van Truong, 55, is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court today on charges he stabbed an acquaintance to death last night at 34 Lyon St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Tai Yee, 42, was taken to Boston Medical Center after the 9:30 p.m. stabbing and died around midnight, the DA's office reports. He is Dorchester's 14th homicide victim this year (map of 2010 Dorchester murders).
Boston Police report a 17-year-old died after being stabbed around 1:30 p.m. today at 35 Harmon St.
A second teen, 19, was also stabbed at the same address, but was treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital, police said.
Boston Police report Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, of Dorchester, was shot repeatedly in front of 218 Bowdoin St., around 8 p.m. Sunday. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died.
A gang-unit police officer who happened to be in the area watched him get shot and began running after two suspects, as he called for backup. Police say both were apprehended and a gun was seized.
Crisostomo Lopes, 20, of Dorchester, was charged with murder. A 16-year-old, not identified because of his age, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
Never have I felt how compelling my blog name was until this day. In no way would I attempt to compare my title to the suffering of the Martin family right now but a level of frustration continues to mount that supports the grief the family must feel.
We already know much of the details of Jawwon Martin's murder, which is not why I am writing this article; Jaewon's age, school, academic intelligence etc. are all above par for a public school student. No this is a question to the public.
So I was sitting on the Memorial Drive side of river bank on the Charles unable to let go of the apoplectic emotions that stirred inside. I already knew what would follow this event; people would be outraged, the mayor, commissioner, and other public figures would make statements and hold a press conference; for a few weeks Jaewon would be memorialized. In other words nothing would really change. This time, that was not enough, so I began writing feverishly about real solutions to this violent conundrum. I wanted to really understand what was at the heart of the issue- safety! No surprise there.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
A second teen was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
Albert Willis reported around 3:45 p.m.:
young black male face down in front of Jackson Square station. Police just arriving. Another shooting victim at 944 Parker Street. Columbus Ave. at Centre now blocked off to secure the crime scene.
The Globe reports police are looking for three people who may have fled in a dark-colored Acura.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
NOTE: This story was updated Saturday afternoon.
The victim's name was not released. He is described as a black male in his early 20s. Police say "persons of interest" barricaded themselves into a house at 10 St. Marks Rd.
Boston Police report a man stabbed outside the Walgreens at 841 Boylston Street near midnight died two hours later at Boston Medical Center.
The man, whose name was not released, is Boston's 18th murder victim this year.