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By adamg - 11/16/23 - 1:53 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a man's first-degree murder conviction for the shooting death of Dantley Leonard as Leonard was helping a friend move his girlfriend move into an apartment on Ames Street in Dorchester's Franklin Field development on Nov. 12, 2016. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/23 - 9:31 pm
Police swarming Ames Street

Police swarm Ames Street. Photo by Gavin Schoch.

Update: One man arrested, second sought.

Five people were shot - including a 14-year-old shot in the ankle and an 11-year-old - on Ames Street in the Franklin Field development around 8:40 p.m., Boston Area Public Safety Alerts and Stanley Staco report. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 9:21 pm

Shortly before 8:50 p.m. at Westview and Ames streets, Stanley Staco reports. One victim was transported to a trauma center, the second made his own way to a local hospital.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 11:39 am

Police can't use stored body-camera video collected inside a home in one case as evidence to arrest somebody in another case without first getting a warrant to search it, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 12:08 am

Update: Victim identified as Rolando Verdejo, 42.

Shortly before midnight at at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/14/20 - 10:41 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at Ames Street and Westview Way. Nobody hit.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 9:55 pm

Several shots were reported behind Ames Street in the Franklin Field development around 9:30. Not long after, police found spent shells there and what appeared to be bullet damage to an Ames Street building. And not long after that, somebody showed up at a local emergency room with a gunshot wound not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 11:19 pm

In the leg, around 11:10 p.m. between Stratton and Ames streets. Injuries not considered life threatening. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/17 - 9:52 pm
Police at Franklin Field shooting scene

Police investigate the shooting scene. Photo by Gerald Grooms.

A woman was shot in the face as she sat in a car at Westview and Ames streets in Dorchester around 9:40 p.m. Injuries not considered life-threatening.

By adamg - 11/12/16 - 4:57 pm

Around 4:45 p.m. at 50 Ames St. The dead victim was found in front of the building; the second victim was found behind the building, shot to the shoulder and was able to walk to the ambulance. One of the victims was shot outside 70 Ames St. Read more.

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