Investigation Update: Male Arrested in Connection to Open and Gross Lewdness in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue 

 

UPDATE: At about 10:30 AM on Friday, August 23, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for open and gross lewdness in the area of Arlington Street and Newbury Street inside of the Public Garden. While enroute, officers received information that a white male had been hiding in the bushes committing a lewd act. On arrival, officers located the male inside of the Public Gardens and placed him under arrest for an active warrant.

Officers arrested a 43-year-old male of Boston. The suspect had an active warrant out of Boston Municipal Court for Unarmed Breaking and Entering, Open and Gross Lewdness, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 9:39 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated an unknown white male had been following her as she walked to her residence on August 5, 2019 at about 11:35 PM. The victim stated she had entered her residence and proceeded through two doors, both of which require access, before entering the elevator.

The victim stated she had obtained surveillance footage which had shown an unknown white male enter the foyer of the residence after the victim had entered the elevator. The male is shown committing a lewd act while inside of the foyer. The male is then shown attempting to access the second door, before leaving the scene.

 

BPD Officers Arrest 14-Year-Old Suspect After Responding to a Call for a Person with a Gun in the area of the Blackstone School in the South End

 

At about 7:17 PM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested a juvenile suspect after responding to a call for a person with a gun in the rear parking lot of the Blackstone Innovation School located at 380 Shawmut Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers observed an individual matching the given description and approached to speak with him. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect, later identified as a 14-year-old from Roxbury, immediately took off running but was stopped a short distance away by additional responding officers. Officers placed the suspect in custody after recovering a firearm, which was later revealed to be a Daisy Powerline 340 BB gun, and an MTech Extreme knife with a brass knuckle handle from inside a back pack the suspect was carrying. The suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Possession of a BB Gun and Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried.

 

BPD Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identifying Individual in Connection to Open and Gross Lewdness in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue  

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to identify the individual in the above photos as it relates to an ongoing open and gross lewdness investigation. 

The facts and circumstances of the original incident are as follows: At about 9:39 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a breaking and entering in the area of 415 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated an unknown white male had been following her as she walked to her residence on August 5, 2019 at about 11:35 PM. The victim stated she had entered her residence and proceeded through two doors, both of which require access, before entering the elevator. 

The victim stated she had obtained surveillance footage which had shown an unknown white male enter the foyer of the residence after the victim had entered the elevator. The male is shown committing a lewd act while inside of the foyer. The male is then shown attempting to access the second door, before leaving the scene. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

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 in an anonymous manner.

 

Officers Recover Carjacked Vehicle and Arrest Two in Roxbury  

 

At about 2:00 AM on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made two on-site arrests and recovered a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Dudley Street and West Cottage Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had been stolen during an armed carjacking on August 6, 2019 in the area of 180 Shawmut Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop and removed both occupants from the vehicle. The female operator stated she was given the keys by a third party and was unaware the vehicle had been stolen. 

Officers arrested the operator Shaasia Edmonds, 21-years-old, of Randolph and the passenger, Makel Lopes, 18-years-old, of the South End. Both are charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor vehicle and are expected to appear in Roxbury District Court. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 12:51 AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for an armed carjacking in the area of Appleton Street and Tremont Street in the South End. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated he was approached by a young Hispanic male and a young black male who displayed a firearm before demanding the victim’s wallet, money and cell phone. The victim stated the black male pointed the firearm at him while the Hispanic male removed him from the vehicle. Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled the area onto Tremont Street. Officers searched the area for the suspects and the vehicle to no avail.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact District D-4 (South End) Detectives at (617) 343-5619.  

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 in an anonymous manner.

 

Investigation Update: Suspect Wanted in Connection to Aggravated Assault and Battery in the South End is in Custody

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Investigation Update: At about 11:25 AM on Monday August 5, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) located and arrested Michael Powers, 34, of Boston, without incident in the area of 774 Massachusetts Avenue after an identification was made. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted in connection to an aggravated assault and battery which occurred the day prior in the area of 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including: Aggravated Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Additionally, the suspect was found to be wanted on several outstanding warrants on various charges: Larceny Over $250 issued out of Brockton District Court, Possession of Class A Drugs issued out of Boston Municipal Court as well as Breaking and Entering, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Larceny from the Person, Destruction of Property and Trespassing issued out of Lowell District Court.

 


BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is Seeking the Public’s Help to Identify Male Wanted in Connection to Recent Aggravated Assault and Battery in the South End

BPD Community Alert: The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in efforts to identify an individual in connection to an aggravated assault and battery that occurred at about 4:55 PM on Sunday August 4, 2019, in the area of 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End. During the incident, an adult female victim was violently restrained by a white male in his thirties with a medium build, short brown hair, clean shaven, wearing a black baseball cap, blue t-shirt and black shorts, carrying a black back pack. The victim was able to free herself and call for help at which time the suspect fled the area on foot. Several witnesses attempted to stop the suspect but he was able to escape. The suspect was last seen running towards Albany Street where he jumped over a fence into the courtyard area of the Pine Street Inn. Responding officers searched the area to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District D-4 Detectives at (617) 343-5619.

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 in an anonymous manner.

One Male Under Arrest After Stabbing in Boston

 

At about 2:54 AM on Saturday, August 3, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 23 Bay State Road in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim stated he had entered the store at 782 Commonwealth Avenue when he was approached by an unknown black male, an unknown white female, and an unknown white male in a wheelchair. The victim stated while he was giving change to the white male in the wheelchair, the black male became verbally aggressive toward the victim before producing a small knife and stabbing the victim in the arm resulting in non-life-threatening injuries. Boston EMS responded to the scene to treat the victim's injuries. 

Additional officers arrived on scene and began to canvass the area for the suspect. While searching the area, officers were notified that a Massachusetts State Trooper had observed the suspect in the area 141 Massachusetts Avenue. The suspect was positively identified and taken into custody. Officers recovered a knife from the suspect’s person.  

Officers arrested Vincent Norwood, 44-years-old, of Roxbury. Norwood is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

 

BPD Arrests Sixteen Individuals in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street

 

The BPD’s ongoing efforts to address general public safety issues in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street resulted in sixteen arrests on Friday, August 2, 2019. In a collaborative effort involving officers assigned to various districts and units, the BPD deployed resources to focus on enhancing safety in the general area.

Officers arrested the following individuals:

Robert Sullivan, 36, of Foxborough - active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

Ronald Leclair, 38, of West Roxbury – active default warrant for Distribution of Class A Drugs, active default warrant for Shoplifting, and Assault and Battery. Leclair is also charged with Possession of Class B Drugs.

Rashad Blount, 32, of Trenton, NJ – active default warrant fir Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Shoplifting, active default warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest, and active default warrant for Breaking and Entering of a Building and Receiving Stolen Property.

Andre Walker, 60, of Mattapan – charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.  

Daniel Rossetti, 27, of Medford – active default warrant for Assault and Battery, active default warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, Marked Lane Violation, active default warrant for Armed Assault to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Jamal Smith, 31, of Roxbury – active default warrant for Possession with intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. Smith is also charged with Distribution of Class A Drugs, Distribution of Class B Drugs, and Distribution of Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Michael Clancy, 35, of Plymouth – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs and Possession of Class B Drugs.

William Dewolfe, 44, of South Boston – charged with Possession of Class A Drugs.

Amanda Torres, 30, of New Bedford – charged with Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, and Possession with intent to Distribute Class B Drugs Subsequent Offense.

Jeffrey Andrews, 34, of Norton – active default warrant for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, and active straight warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member Subsequent Offense.

Sydney Currier, 31, of Manchester, NH – active straight warrant for Trespassing.

Taff Bishop, 32, of Bronx, NY – active straight warrant for Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing, active default warrant for Assault and Battery on a Family/Household Member, active default warrant for Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct, and active straight warrant for Possession of Class B Drugs.

Nicole Martin, 25, of East Boston – active default warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class A Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property, active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, and active default warrant for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Drugs, Possession of Class C Drugs, and Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.

Devin Newbery, 27, of Pittsfield – active straight warrant for Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Credit Card Fraud, Conspiracy, Possession of Class B Drugs, and Uttering.

Terry Byner, 57, of Dorchester – active straight warrant for Assault and Battery and active straight warrant for Possession of Class A Drugs. Byner is also charged with Possession with intent to Distribute Class A Drugs.

Ronald Rodgers, 56, of Jamaica Plain – Distribution of Class B Drugs.

All suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

 

The Boston Police Department Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman James B. O'Leary

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BPD Remembers: The Boston Police Department remembers Patrolman James B. O’Leary who was killed in the line of duty on this very day, August 2, 1963, 56 years ago. Patrolman James O’Leary was shot and killed while chasing several suspects who had just committed a robbery. The two suspects were arrested and convicted of first degree murder.

Patrolman O’Leary, badge #1618, had served with the agency for 16 years and was 46-years-old at the time of his death. Sadly, O'Leary was survived by his wife and three children.

Patrolman O’Leary is buried at St.Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA. His name is on the National Law Enforcement Memorial, Panel 3, East Line 11.

A Hero Sign is posted in honor and memory of Patrolman O'Leary at Commonwealth Avenue and Fairfield Street in District D-4 (South End). Should you find yourself in that area, please keep an eye out for Patrolman O'Leary's Hero Sign. And, if time allows, say a prayer thanking and acknowledging Patrolman O'Leary for his service and sacrifice while also acknowledging the hurt, heartache and hardship endured by his family forced to come to grips with the loss of a husband, father and friend.  

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

Investigation Update: At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. That victim has since been identified as Alfredo Centeio, 30, of Dorchester. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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 in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma

 

Death Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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 in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma

 

BPD Helped Light the Way for Another Successful Flashlight Walk in the South End

On Thursday, July 25,2019, neighbors of all ages came out to unite with Officers from Distirct D-4 (South End) in BPD’s Summer Flashlight Walks.  All participants received a flashlight and enjoyed a Hoodsie cup from the BPD ice-cream truck! Fun was had by all on a beautiful night in our great city!

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered in the South End

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:05 PM, on Friday, July 19, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made two onsite arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 14 E. Brookline Street in the South End. While on directed patrol in the area of 700 Harrison Avenue, officers observed a male, herein described as Suspect #1, standing by the park benches. Officers, who were on foot and walking towards the park, observed Suspect #1 quickly pin his right hand to his waistband and walk hurriedly away from them. Suspect #1 walked toward a second male, pulled an unknown item from his waistband, handed it to the second male and, then, immediately began running away from officers toward the area of 14 E. Brookline Avenue. Officers quickly gave chase and soon apprehended Suspect #1. Meantime, Suspect #2, who remained on the park bench, was found to be in possession of a gun, described as a Llama 9mm firearm, loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition. 

Officers arrested Suspect #1, Jerry Carrasquillo Jr., 35-years-old, of Dorchester and Suspect #2, Louis Lasanta, 50-years-old, of Boston. Both are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Carrasquillo faces an additional charge of Firearm Violation with Two Prior Violent/Drug Crimes. 

 

Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Respond to Fight Outside Boston Public Library in Copley Square

 

ARREST MADE: At about 8:54 PM, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a fight outside of the Boston Public Library located at 700 Boylston Street in Copley Square. On arrival, officers spoke with an adult male victim who stated that while working in the library’s computer section, the suspect, later identified as William Zaniboni, 49, of Boston, became irate without provocation and began yelling at him. When the victim asked the suspect to leave the building, the suspect indicated in a threatening manner that he would be waiting outside for the victim. As the victim was attempting to leave, the suspect approached him with a clenched fist and struck him once in the face. The victim then proceeded to defend himself by bringing the suspect to the ground. Once on the sidewalk, the suspect produced a spray can of an undetermined chemical agent, believed to be mace, and sprayed the victim in the face. The suspect then walked towards Exeter Street but returned to the scene a short time later where he was placed in custody without incident after being positively identified. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to recover the spray bottle used by the suspect during the altercation. The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery.

 

Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in the South End

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:44 PM on Tuesday July 16, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 20 East Berkeley Street in the South End. During the incident, the suspect, later identified as Jesus Diaz, 36, of Roxbury, was observed firing a handgun at two adult males before fleeing the area on foot. There were no resulting injuries. In the immediate aftermath, numerous community members came forward to assist responding detectives with their investigation, leading to the identification of the suspect.

At about 2:10 AM on Wednesday July 17, 2019, officers observed and stopped the suspect while on directed patrol in the area of Washington Street and Mystic Street. Officers were able to place the suspect in custody without incident at which time they safely recovered a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun from inside a backpack that was in the suspect’s possession.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.

 

Officers Recover Sixty-Seven Canisters of Nitrous Oxide Outside of Fenway Park

On Friday, July 5, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End), members of the Drug Control Unit and the Citywide Bicycle Unit recovered 67 canisters containing a substance believed to be Nitrous Oxide in the area surrounding Fenway Park in Boston. Prior to a concert, officers observed a large group of individuals inhaling Nitrous Oxide from balloons in an effort to achieve a high. The balloons were being filled using various canisters and subsequently discarded in the street and sidewalk. Officers responded to the scene and removed 67 canisters which were turned over to the Boston Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Unit for additional processing.

 

​BPD Remembers the Service and Sacrifice of Patrolman Michael Brennan Killed in the Line of Duty on This Day 101 Years Ago

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BPD Remembers: 101 years ago, on July 7, 1918, Patrolman Michael Brennan was killed in the line of duty when he suffered life-threatening injuries from an apparent fall from a great height while pursuing a suspect in the area of Warren Street in Roxbury. Patrolman Brennan was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Brennan worked for the department for less than a year and was 33-years-old at the time of his death. Making his line of duty death ever more tragic is the fact that he left behind a grieving wife and a son, who was born the day after his funeral services.

Patrolman Brennan was laid to rest at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury and his name is located on the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 2, East Line 1.

In Boston, a Hero Sign is posted at 302 Warren Street in Roxbury to forever honor the memory of a man who gave his life in service to his city. If you’re in the area, keep an eye out for his Hero Sign and kindly take a moment, not only to honor his sacrifice, but to remember the loved ones left in mourning after his tragic passing so many years ago.

 

BPD in the Community: BPD District D-4 Participates in Operation Safe Alley in the South End

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 (South End) Community Service Office were joined by the Mayor’s Office, Boston Public Works, and residents of the South End for the implementation of “Operation Safe Alley.” By focusing on reducing crime in the area, additional lighting and landscaping were completed to provide safe passage to residents. Officers conducted a physical assessment of two alleys where major issues were identified, removing drug paraphernalia and debris in an effort to address concerns from neighbors.

 

Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Roxbury

 

At about 3:59 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. While enroute to the above location, officers received information that a black female suspect had fired gunshots in the direction of the highway and was walking toward the expressway behind the South Bay House of Correction. On arrival, officers spoke to a white male operating a bright orange bicycle who stated that a female was shooting off fireworks in the area. Officers continued to search the area of Mass Ave and Melnea Cass for the female, eventually locating her within a group of individuals including the male on the bicycle. As officers approached, the female began to flee on foot, but was located and apprehended a short distance away. The male on the bicycle fled in the opposite direction, but was also located and apprehended. Officers recovered ten small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine as well as a Smith & Wesson .38 SPL loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and two spent shell casings from the male suspect. The female suspect was found to have an active warrant and was also taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Tiernan Walsh, 18-years-old, of Mattapan and Lakeesha Braggs, 25-years-old, of Roxbury. Walsh is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. Braggs is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building and Possession of Class A Substance. Braggs also has an active warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Fugitive from Justice, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. 

 

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Connection to Homicide in the area of 120 Huntington Ave in the South End

UPDATE: Victim Identified in Connection to Homicide in the area of 120 Huntington Ave in the South End: Yesterday, at about 10:58 AM, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 120 Huntington Avenue in the South End. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. That victim has since been identified as Luckinson Oruma, 60, of Roxbury.   

While an arrest has been made in connection to the homicide, the Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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 in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.