Second shooting in Nazing Street claims one life

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 10:12 am, officers from District B-2 Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a report of a person shot in the area of 36 Nazing Street. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the victim, identified as Anthony Toombs, 24, with gunshot wounds. According to the WCVB reports, Toombs was sitting in the car when he was shot.

Anthony Toombs; Pic credit:

Anthony Toombs; Pic credit:

Anthony Toombs’ is the second death in a week’s time in this area. On October 29, another victim, identified as John Cesar was found dead a block away.

Toombs who is known as L’il Ant, leaves behind his mother Imani Mendes. Toombs’ friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his funeral.

The Police Department is looking into the case and are trying to find out who shot Toombs.  Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Woman bystander killed in Dorchester shooting

When Andre Timothee moved with his wife Benine and kids, to US after surviving the Haiti earthquake, little did he know that he would end up losing his wife to gun violence.

Andre Timothee and victim - wife, Benine Timothee; Pic Credit:

Andre Timothee and victim - wife, Benine Timothee; Pic Credit:

On October 29, 2016, Benine was walking towards the community center where she learned English when she was shot at. But Benine wasn’t even the target of the attack. Police believed that another teenager who was injured in the attack, was the target of the shooter but one of their bullets hit Benine who was just a bystander in the conflict.

At about 2:27pm, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of 152 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two victims suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Benine, who was one of the victims, was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim, a teenager, was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Andre, who is supporting the family with two low-paying jobs, is now trying to meet ends and the family doesn’t even have enough to cover the funeral costs. In an attempt to give Benine a proper funeral, Andre has set up a GoFundMe page in order to raise money.

Police are still searching for the shooter and asking the community to step up with information. In case of any information, contact detectives assigned to Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470




Split verdict in the Fatal South Boston Stabbing

The jury has reached a split verdict in the Fatal November 2013 beating and stabbing to death of the 29-year-old Edwin Santos on Dorchester Street in South Boston. The father-son-uncle trio that was arrested for the murder of Santos, have received a split verdict today by the Suffolk Superior Court jury.

Jurors acquitted Elias Sanchez’s son Angel Sanchez and brother, Gabriel Sanchez of murder charges for their alleged role as fellow attackers. Elias Sanchez, on the other hand, has been found guilty and has been convicted in the 29-year-old’s murder. He faces life in prison during his sentencing tomorrow.

ADA Mark Zanini introduced evidence and testimony in the trial that has been going on for over two weeks, to prove that Elias Sanchez approached Santos as he stood with a female companion outside a Dorchester Street market on the afternoon of Nov. 17, 2013. The evidence showed that Elias Sanchez, armed with a club, violently beat Santos, who suffered blunt force injuries and multiple stab wounds during the attack. Zanini had sought to prove that Sanchez’s son and brother also took part in the fatal assault but the jury has found them not guilty.

Elias Sanchez is expected to be sentenced tomorrow at a 10 am hearing in the Suffolk Superior Court.

Weymouth resident shot dead in the Hyde Park neighbourhood

On Sunday October 23, 2016, officers from District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a person who appeared to be lying motionless inside a motor vehicle at 36 Williams Avenue in Hyde Park. When the police arrived, they found 24 year old James Clermont shot dead inside the car at 11:30 am.

Clermont, 24, was a father of three children aged 2, 3 and 6 respectively. He was found inside the car on Sunday, with an apparent gunshot wound but the police were unable to identify him until Wednesday.

James Clermont pictured with his kids; Pic credit:

James Clermont pictured with his kids; Pic credit:

The police are reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to 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).

Accused admits guilt in 2014 stabbing outside Dorchester Restaurant

When the case against Edgargo Clark, a suspect in the shocking stabbing of 31-year-old Gerald Williamson outside a Dorchester restaurant, went to mistrial last year, it proved to be a setback in moving towards justice for the victim.

But on Thursday, October 20, 2016, Edgargo Clark admitted to stabbing Williamson and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during his appearance at the Suffolk Superior Court.

Edgargo Clark has now been sentenced by Judge Christine Roach with a 16 to 18 years in prison.

Had the case proceeded to trial, the DA’s office says that ADA Ian Polumbaum would have presented evidence to prove that there was no relation between Williamson and Clark when the verbal altercation began on the evening of October 16, 2014 in the Dorchester restaurant. But the strangers soon turned to foes. The argument eventually did appear to be over until Williamson bumped Clark while leaving the restaurant. An enraged Clark followed Williamson out and a fistfight ensued. When it looked like Williamson had over-powered Clark, Clark took out a knife and stabbed Williamson in the neck.

Edgargo Clark was arrested and indicted for first-degree murder in 2014 but there was a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict. But with the latest development in the case, and Clark’s guilty plea, he has finally been convicted.

Victim killed in Saturday night shooting was high school student

The victim of a shooting in Roxbury Saturday night has been identified as a student at Greater Egleston High School.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, Carlos Lind, 19, was shot multiple times. Officers responded to the scene and found Lind outside 5 Cleaves Ct. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Carlos Lind

Carlos Lind

Lind lived in Jamaica Plain with his mother, and was the oldest of three children in his family. Lind loved his siblings dearly, according to a GoFundMe page set up in his memory.

He attended high school just a few blocks away from where he was killed, at Greater Egleston Community High School, and had played football as part of the Boston Bengals.

Police have not yet arrested any suspects in connection with the murder. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

People who wish to leave anonymous tips can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Police identify man killed in Roxbury last Thursday

Boston Police have identified the man killed in Roxbury last Thursday.

Jesse Dieusinor

Jesse Dieusinor

Jesse Dieusinor, 20, of Florida, was shot around 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the intersection of Dearborn and Ziegler streets. He was shot in the head, according to WBZ, and pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. The shooting took place in front of a school bus that had three elementary school children on it at the time.

In September, Orlando police issued a warrant for 20-year-old man from  named Jesse Dieusinor for a murder charge related to an August shooting in the Florida city. Boston Police have not confirmed if it is the same person.

Update, 10/13: The Orlando Sentinel confirmed with police that the Jesse Dieusinor wanted for murder is the same person who was killed in Roxbury last week.

Woman sent for evaluation after allegedly stabbing husband to death

A woman who allegedly stabbed her husband to death in what began as an argument in a Mission Hill apartment has been sent for psychiatric evaluation following her arraignment in court.

The incident happened just after midnight Friday. According to police and prosecutors, the victim, Collis Edwards, 37 and his wife, 36-year-old Karen Edwards, were in Collis’ mother’s apartment on Wensley Street with two other people when the couple got into an argument.

During the argument, prosecutors allege, Karen Edwards told her husband she was going to stab him, then went to the kitchen and grabbed a “large knife,” and stabbed Collis in the chest. Collis Edwards fled from the apartment onto the street, and Karen Edwards reportedly chased him. When police and EMTs responded to the scene, they found Collis suffering from a stab wound. He died from his injuries at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Karen Edwards, who was reportedly living in Brooklyn but visiting her husband in Boston, allegedly admitted to stabbing Collis after officers arrested her. According to the Boston Globe, blood splattered the building’s door and entryway, and a trail of blood could be seen more than 50 feet from the building.

Police recovered a knife at the scene. After her arrest, Karen Edwards allegedly confessed to stabbing Collis.

The couple had been married for about a year, the Globe reports, and Collis Edwards was the sole caretaker of his 11-month-old baby. Collis Edwards was originally from Guyana, according to his obituary, and he was a father to five children.

At her arraignment, a judge ordered Karen Edwards held without bail. She will also undergo a 20-day psychiatric evaluation at the Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center in Boston. A forensic psychologist testified at the arraignment that Edwards “showed ‘very disorganized’ thinking” and could suffer from a psychiatric condition, according to the Boston Herald.

She will return to court on Oct. 27.

Murder victim reportedly shot in front of school bus

A fatal shooting that took place Thursday evening in Roxbury reportedly happened in front of a Boston Public Schools bus with children inside.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the intersection of Dearborn and Ziegler streets. According to WBZ, the shooting happened when a fight escalated. Someone pulled a gun and shot a man in the head. The shooting happened in front of a bus with three children inside, WBZ reports. Neither the children nor the bus driver were injured.

It was unclear if the children witnessed the shooting, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters.

I think it’s brazen when you’re [shooting] out here on a busy street with a lot of young children riding home,” the Boston Globe quoted him as saying.

Emergency responders took the victim, a man who police believe was in his 20s, to Boston Medical Center, according to the Boston Herald, where he was pronounced dead.

Just an hour later, another shooting took place about a half mile from the first, at Aspen and Dunreath streets in Roxbury. One victim, a man, was taken to Boston Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. At the time of the shootings, police said they did not appear to be connected, according to the Herald.

Evans asked anyone with information about the fatal shooting to come forward, “for the sake of the community.”

People with information about either shooting can leave tips with the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470, or call the BPD’s anonymous tippling at 1-800-494-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be texted to 27463.

Man killed in Jamaica Plain was grandson of community activist

The man who was killed in Jamaica Plain early yesterday was the grandson of a well-known community advocate.

Nigel Louis Hailey, 42, of Columbus, Ohio, was killed shortly before 1 a.m. early Tuesday morning inside the apartment building 267 Centre St., which is part of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, formerly known as the Bromley-Heath housing development. Hailey was shot multiple times, and he died from his injuries at the hospital.

The apartment complex where Nigel Hailey was killed was renamed in May for Mildred Hailey, a longtime resident of Bromley-Heath who was a public housing advocate and organizer. Decades ago helped created a tenant-led group to address problems in the development. She later became manager of the developer, according to the Boston Globe. She died last year at age 82.

The Boston Herald reports that Nigel Hailey was Mildred’s grandson. He is also the nephew of a minister at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan, according to the paper.

On Tuesday afternoon Boston Police told Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley that investigators did not believe the shooting was random. Officers have not yet made any arrests in connection with the shooting, and ask anyone with information to call Boston Police Department homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

People who wish to leave anonymous tips can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).