Young woman shot minutes before Super Bowl

On the eve of Super Bowl when Boston was preparing for the unexpected, a young woman was shot to death minutes before the game. The police who responded to a radio call around 6pm of a possible shooting at Juliette Street in Dorchester, found two injured people at the crime scene.

A teenager, injured due to some flying glass due to the impact of the shooting and a young female in her 20s who was shot in the head, were found at the crime scene. Both the victims were transported to the Boston Memorial Hospital but the female victim was declared deceased at the hospital. The police later identified the female victim as one Brianna Hardy.

Brianna Hardya aka Breezy

Brianna Hardy aka Breezy

Brianna Hardy, 22, who was a rapper known as Breezy, was in her car when she was shot in the head, in what the police are calling a “targeted” fatal shooting.

Hardy’s death is the forth homicide this year. Her death marks one of city’s rare female homicides. According to the police, of the 44 homicides in 2016, only three victims were female.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

 

Investigation into city’s third shooting of the year underway

On Monday January 30, 2017, officers responded to a radio call for an unresponsive male in the area of 31 Regina Road in Dorchester.  Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim in his 40’s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced deceased on scene.

crime scene

Boston Police are investigating on the crime scene at 31 Regina Road

The Boston Police are now on the scene, looking into the death and they have now confirmed that this death was a homicide. The victim’s name and other details are not yet available.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly at (617) 343-4470

Man shot to death in Dorchester during the evening rush

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at around 6:34 pm, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 56 Nightingale Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, identified as Jovani Devon Jeudy, was shot in the evening and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jovani leaves behind his twin brother Jamalh Jeudy, his sister Abagail Thomas, his brother Tony-Jose Morgan and his parents - Jean Jeudy and Daphne Firmin . Visitation will be on Feb. 3 at George Lopes Funeral Home in Mattapan, followed by a funeral Mass on Feb. 4 at St. Angela Parish in Mattapan.

Jovani Jeudy (left) with his brother Jamalh Jeudy

Jovani Jeudy (left) with his brother Jamalh Jeudy

Several friends and families have expressed their shock at the news of Jovani’s death on Facebook. One such post reads, ”Rest easy Jovani Jeudy prayers go out to his brothers Jamalh Jeudy, Tony-Jose Morgan and his family. Another friends gone way too soon, feel like it was yesterday we were in 1st grade already causing havoc. #onlythegooddieyoung

The police are still investigating into the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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).

 

First shooting in Boston in 2017, kills a 19 year-old

A 19-year-old young man, and a father to a young boy was shot to death on Monday near a community center in the Orchard Gardens housing development in Roxbury becoming Boston’s first homicide victims of 2017, according to the police.

Khisean Desvarieux; Pic Credit: Facebook

Khisean Desvarieux

The shooting occurred on Dearborn Street at around 7:27 p.m. Monday, near a community center that houses the Boys & Girls Club’s Orchard Gardens Club.  When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Khisean Desvarieux.

As per a Globe report, witnesses declined to give their names out of fear but described that the five gunshots sounded like “4th of July”.

Several messages have been left for Desvarieux by friends and family on Facebook One message reads as, “I knew & worked with the kid. He’s was cool, it’s a damn shame bro. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

No arrests have been made so far and no information has been made available on the possible motive behind this violence.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly at (617) 343-4470

 

Woman charged with fatally stabbing neighbour in Dorchester

December 20, 2016

A 47-year-old Dorchester woman has been arrested on charges of murdering her neighbor.

The police received a call at about 12:50 am on Tuesday, December 20, of a possible stab victim at 7 Fayston St. Upon arrival, a female victim in her 30s, suffering from stab wounds was found. She was later transported to Boston Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

Elba Morales, of 7 Fayston St., was arrested by the police after they arrested her on the crime scene. She will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court today.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Man charged with fatal East Boston stabbing found guilty

Boston, December 13, 2016

A Revere man has been found guilty in the fatal stabbing of 50-year-old John Barrientos in 2012, in his East Boston building and dragging him to a nearby alley.

Cristian Santa, 25, who had pleaded not guilty, has been convicted and will now possibly face up to 20 years in prison on the charges of voluntary manslaughter. He was initially charged with first-degree murder of John Barrientos, 50.

Boston Homicide Detectives outside 220 Chelsea St.; Pic Credit: Boston Globe

Boston Homicide Detectives outside 220 Chelsea St.; Pic Credit: Boston Globe

Barrientos had been stabbed more than 80 times making the crime one of the most gruesome ones encountered by the investigators. In fact, in a statement made in 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley had mentioned how this was “among the grisliest crime scenes [investigators] ever encountered”. The body of the 50 year-old John Barrientos was found in an alley near 200 Chelsea St on May 4, 2012 in an attempt to remove the body from the crime scene, which was the basement of Barrientos’ house.

Neighbors of John Barrientos, and residents of the Eat Boston Building where the murder took place, said that they had heard screams and “thudding” sounds at about 5 am. The body was discovered at around 6:55 am. As per the testimony and the evidence presented by Assistant District Attorney Craig Iannini of the DA’s Homicide Unit, Santa and Barrientos had been drinking together at the Chelsea building where the victim lived on the night of May 3 and into May 4.

Other evidence presented at the trial, like DNA testing on blood left in the car in which Santa got in, and the blood collected at Santa’s house on Shirley St. matched the victim. Fingerprints left in blood and four of the bloody fingerprints at the Chelsea Street apartment were also found to be a match to the defendant.

Cristian Santa, a legal immigrant from Colombia, has no priors on his record. Santa is set to appear on Friday for his sentencing hearing before Superior Court Judge Christine Roach as per the DA’s office.

Man found shot dead in Dorchester on Monday

Boston, December 12, 2016

A young male in his late 20s died in a shooting that took place on Monday December 12, 2016 in the afternoon.

At around 2:55 pm, when the officers from Dorchester responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 49 Bullard Street in Dorchester, they found the man, believed to be his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The police have yet to identify the victim.

The Boston Police Department is investigating the murder and is seeking any information and leads surrounding the incident. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

2012 East Boston slaying update: Jury selection begins

By Isabella Clausson

John Barrientos, 50, was stabbed and beaten to death at 6:56am on May 4, 2012. The fatal incident took place on 220 Chelsea Street in East Boston. Today, i.e., Thursday 16th November 2016, defendant and accused Cristian Santa, 20, charged with first degree murder was present along with his attorney Peter Marano and Assistant District Attorney Zachary Hillman. The Presiding judge over the case is Judge Christine Roach. Cristian Santa pleads not guilty to the charge.

The trial is currently in the process of Jury Selection. Around 80 potential jurors were present. The morning started out with the court officers handing each potential juror a two-page witness list. Following this, Judge Roach asked the jurors several questions as to whether they or a family member and/or friend had any sort of relationship with anyone on the said witness list. Additional questions were asked - such as whether jurors would tend to believe the testimony of a police officer simply because they are a police officer. The jurors were then instructed to raise their hand if their answer was yes so that their number could be put on the record.

After this, Judge Roach explained to the jury how the jury selction process would be lengthy, as she would be speaking to each potential juror one by one. Court officers proceeded to escort all jurors out of the courtroom. When Judge Roach was ready, a court officer would bring one selected juror at a time to the witness stand where the juror would be subjected to questioning by Judge Roach, Attorney Mr. Marano and ADA Mr. Hillman.

The trial is presumed to start after jury selection. Evidence shall be presented to the jurors, from 9am to 4pm, over the course of five to ten days. Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving break, the trial which will continue next week, is set only for Monday (21 November 2016), Tuesday (22 November 2016) and a half day on Wednesday (23 November 2016). The trial will then be picked up after the Thanksgiving break.

It was made clear to the jury by Judge Roach that in order to be convicted of first degree murder, the commonwealth must prove the defendant to have committed every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Until then, Mr. Santa, under the constitution, is innocent until proven guilty.

Fatal shooting in Dorchester kills man

According to a recent police report, man in his late 20s was shot and killed early Saturday morning on November 19, 2016, in the area of 195 Normandy Street in Dorchester.

Around 2:54 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 195 Normandy St. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim in his late 20s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the crime scene.

Picture used for representational purpose only

Picture used for representational purpose only

According to a Boston Globe report, a man who lives nearby, didn’t hear any gunshots and he only came to know of the incident when the police knocked on his door around 3:30 a.m. to ask if he had seen anything.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the 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).

Suspect arrested in the Nazing Street shooting

On Friday November 18, 2016, the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrested Antoiwane Davis, 23, of Dorchester, in the area of 3 Nazing Street, for allegedly shooting Anthony Toombs on November 5, 2016.

When officers had responded to a 911 on November 5, 2016 in the morning, they had found Anthony Toombs, 24, dead, with gunshot wounds, in the 36 Nazing street area.

Crime Scene where Anthony Toombs was shot dead; Pic Credit: WBZ-TV

Crime Scene where Anthony Toombs was shot dead; Pic Credit: WBZ-TV

The suspect is expected to appear in Roxbury District Court where he will be charged with Murder.