Hyde Park woman charged with killing uncle

A Hyde Park woman has been charged with murder after shooting her uncle Saturday afternoon. He died at the hospital.

Although police had not officially identified the victim as of Sunday, the Boston Globe identified him as Clive Francis, 49, of Mattapan. He had three children.

The incident happened at around 12:40 p.m., at 239 Wood Ave. in Hyde Park. Police found Francis suffering from life-threatening injuries, and rushed him to Brigham & Women’s hospital, where he later died.

Police identified 36-year-old Yvonne Lewis of Hyde Park as the suspect. Lewis worked for the Boston Police Department as a switchboard operator for nearly a decade, according to FOX 25. Lewis was the subject of 10 internal affairs complaints while working for the department, the Globe reports.

Lewis fled the scene, and police issued a community alert. According to Boston Police:

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.

Police arrested Lewis and charged her with murder. She will appear in West Roxbury District Court on Monday.

Law enforcement officials have not given a motive for the shooting, but Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called the shooting “domestic violence.”

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