BPD Investigators Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 239 Wood Ave in Hyde Park


At about 12:41 PM, on Saturday, October 24, 2015, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 239 Wood Avenue in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his mid-forties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

During the course of the investigation, officers were able to establish the identity of the suspect as Yvonne Lewis, 36, of Hyde Park. Officers also learned that the suspect may have fled the scene in a red Nissan Pathfinder. In an effort to enlist the public’s help in the department’s efforts to locate the vehicle, investigators issued several community alerts via the BPD’s official twitter account asking for any information relative to the vehicle and its whereabouts.  

Approximately five hours after the original call, members of the Boston Police Department’s Homicide and Special Investigation Units with help from the Peabody Police Department were able to locate and apprehend the suspect in Peabody. Yvonne Lewis, 36, of Hyde Park was arrested without incident. Lewis will be charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on Monday.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “An incident like this sadly underscores the tragic repercussions connected to domestic violence. A family has been forever altered as the result of a split-second decision that will undoubtedly haunt the suspect in this case for the rest of her life. Additionally, I want to commend my officers for the dogged determination and hard work that led to the timely apprehension of the suspect in this case. Thanks to their hard work, the suspect was located and taken into custody within hours of the initial call.”