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By speakingouthere - 12/10/17 - 5:03 pm

A parent is reaching out. Wants Boston Police to post the story about their son's murder July 31 2011. No one has been arrested for the murder. Wilson Alexander's murder July 31 2011. If you have any info to help police arrest and convict.......please come forward. Call Boston Police Crimestoppers at 1.800.494-TIPS


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 - 6/30/17 - 9:42 am

Authorities today announced the indictment of Julian Troche, 24, for the murder of Dantley Leonard in Franklin Field on Nov. 12, 2016 - five days before he was arrested for the murder of Andrew Flonory earlier that year. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/17 - 10:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting Kevin Willis, 27, for a double shooting on Westview Street that also left three vehicles with damage from gunfire. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/17 - 12:15 am

At least nine shots fired, around 11:55 p.m., in the area of 50 Ames St. No victims reported.

By adamg - 11/15/16 - 12:19 am
Dantley Leonard

Boston Police report the man fatally shot on Ames Street Saturday afternoon was Dantley Leonard, 28, of Kingston.

Leonard, who formerly lived in Dorchester, leaves a young son and his twin brother, Danley.

A second person who was shot in the same incident is expected to survive.

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.

By adamg - 12/26/15 - 9:03 pm

Around 7:25 p.m. on Stratton Street, Stanley Staco reports.

By adamg - 11/1/15 - 5:05 pm

Crime Hub reports the shooting happened around 4:30 p.m.; police are still looking for the exact location. Injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 10/2/15 - 6:18 pm

Around 6:10 p.m. behind 5 Ames Way. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 9/21/14 - 9:28 pm


Boston Police report a man stabbed around midnight at 5 Ames St. was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

By adamg - 9/2/14 - 7:32 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., somebody began firing a gun repeatedly from Stratton Street near Lucerne. A man standing on Westview Street near Ames Street was grazed by one of the bullets.

By adamg - 8/23/14 - 7:10 am

But he was conscious and alert when police and EMTs arrived at Westview and Ames streets around 3 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By adamg - 8/17/12 - 2:30 pm

Shake the CityPeople shaken by last weekend's quadruple shooting in Dorchester are organizing a rally this Sunday to try to shake up the rest of the city to do something.

"We want to let the perpetrator(s) know that we are mad, and actively seeking justice for every victim of violence," organizers of the Shake the City event say. "Violence is becoming a terrorism in our community and we can no longer let violence rob our sense of security."

Organizers say they want to demand justice for Genevieve Philip, Kirsten Lartey and Sharrice Perkins, who died, and the fourth woman, who survived with a leg wound.

Their shooting was one of two quadruple shootings in Boston last Sunday.

Since then, a man was shot near Burke High School, a man was knifed to death in Dudley Square, a man was shot in Uphams Corner and a man was shot in Mattapan.

The rally begins at 2 p.m. at the tennis courts.

By adamg - 9/26/11 - 4:37 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reported today it has dropped murder charges against suspects in a triple murder after a Franklin Field cookout in 2004.

By adamg - 8/29/11 - 1:29 pm

Boston Police are investigating a shooting around 1:15 p.m. at 80 Ames Way. The homicide unit was summoned to the scene.

By adamg - 6/17/08 - 5:08 pm

Boston Police report a teen was beaten and robbed in the Franklin Field housing project yesterday.

Police say an acquaintance of the teen stopped him as he walked through the project and asked him if he had $5 for food:

The victim reported that he told the friend that he had no small bills and only had $100 dollar bills, which he showed to him. The victim reported that he walked away from his "friend" and soon thereafter noticed that there was a large group of people from the nearby basketball court following him.

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