At about 3:10 PM on Saturday, April 5, 2014, officers in District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a domestic violence incident in the area of 77 Lenox Street in the South End.
While en route, officers were informed that the male suspect had assaulted his girlfriend. Upon arrival, officers observed visible facial injuries to the female victim, and she directed officers to the suspect at 77 Lenox Street. Once inside, the officers attempted to place the suspect under arrest, at which point the suspect armed himself with multiple knives and lunged at the officers. As a result, one officer discharged his firearm, and the suspect was struck. The suspect was transported to Boston Medical Center and later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigation Team and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are investigating.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.