The suspect wanted in connection with the double stabbing on an MBTA bus that left one young man dead and another injured is in custody today.
Today, Friday, February 11, 2011, Boston Police arrested Kim Gross, 19, of Boston on a Murder charge stemming from the stabbing death of 21-year-old Richard Allen on November 2, 2010. Gross is additionally charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon for the non-fatal stabbing of the second victim.
Said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, “The brazen and public nature of this violent attack shook an entire community and I applaud the diligent work of the Homicide detectives, Suffolk prosecutors and Transit police for holding this violent suspect accountable for both the homicide and the assault he committed against the community.”
The arrest came amid an ongoing investigation by Boston Police homicide detectives, MBTA Transit Police and Suffolk prosecutors. It is the second this year for a homicide committed in 2010. Gross is expected to be arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court.
Boston Police and MBTA Transit Police responded to the area of Humboldt Avenue and Wyoming Street at about 9:00am, on November 2, 2011 for a report of persons stabbed on a bus. On arrival, they found Allen suffering from grievous injuries aboard the Route 44 MBTA bus. Allen was rushed to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley,“The investigation began at that moment, continued for the next three months, and remains active even today. We don’t give up on these crimes and we urge the community not to either. If you have information on this case or any other, you can share it with us safely and anonymously.”
Davis and Conley both noted the resources and assistance lent by the MBTA and Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan.
“Today’s arrest continues to show the cooperation and effective partnership between the Transit Police, the District Attorney’s office and the Boston Police,” MacMillan said. “All of these agencies work together day in and day out to ensure the safety of the citizens of Boston and riders of the MBTA.”
Officers found a second victim outside the bus suffering from less serious injuries. He, too, was transported to the BMC where he was treated for injuries deemed not life-threatening.
Anyone with information on Allen’s death or any homicide is urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word TIP to CRIME (27463).