West Roxbury man charged with killing father

A 33-year-old man is accused of killing his father on Perham Street in West Roxbury, police said.

Officers on Friday responded to 105 Perham St. to perform a well-being check at about 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from the Boston Police Department. They found Mark Thomas Regan, 66, dead inside.

In the attic of the home, prosecutors said, police investigators found 33-year-old Mark Tomas Regan. The younger Regan was arrested and charged with murder. He was arraigned Monday in West Roxbury Municipal Court, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said the younger Regan is on probation from previous convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was held without bail, according to the district attorney’s office.

Police ask that anyone with information call homicide investigators at (617) 343-4470. To report a tip anonymously, call 1-(800)-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). 

See press releases from the Boston Police Department below:

March 14, 2014
At about 8:26 AM on Friday, March 14, 2014, officers assigned to District E-5 (West Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a well-being check at 105 Perham Street, West Roxbury.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult male inside the house. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-(800)-494-TIPS. You may also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous and is interested only in your information, not your identity.

UPDATE: Police Arrests Suspect in Connection With the Homicide at 105 Perham Street in West Roxbury
March 15, 2014
Late last night, March 14, 2014, detectives from the Boston Police Homicide Unit arrested 33-year-old male Mark Regan of West Roxbury in relation to the homicide that occurred at 105 Perham Street. Regan was charged with Murder.

See a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office below:

Man, 33, Charged in Father’s West Roxbury Murder

BOSTON, March 17, 2014—A West Roxbury man was formally charged today with his father’s shooting death in the home they shared, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
MARK TOMAS REGAN (D.O.B. 7/21/80) was arraigned today in West Roxbury Municipal Court in connection with the fatal shooting of Mark Thomas Regan, 66. At the request of Assistant District Attorney David Fredette, Judge Franco Gobourne ordered the defendant held without bail.
Fredette told the court that Boston Police entered 105 Perham St. just before 8:30 Friday morning to perform a well-being check and found the victim deceased. They also found the defendant hiding in the building’s attic. The defendant was transported to Boston Police headquarters for an interview; he was placed under arrest late Friday.
The ongoing investigation led to the recovery of a handgun inside the attic. That handgun, Fredette said, was consistent with the weapon believed to have killed the elder Regan, but it has not yet been tested by ballisticians. The investigation also revealed that some of the victim’s co-workers, concerned about his absence from work, visited the home on Wednesday. The defendant allegedly told them that he wasn’t home and was out with friends. The victim’s car was outside the house.
The defendant is currently on probation following a 2½-year house of correction sentence on a 2010 Suffolk Superior Court conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon, Fredette said.
Regan is represented by attorney James Greenberg. He will return to court on April 16.


All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

A copy of Regan’s indictment has been added below.

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