Dominic Owens | Homicide Watch Boston news about Dominic Owensen-usSun, 29 Nov 2015 21:03:53 -0500Police seek father of shooting victim for alleged retaliation murder<p>Massachusetts State Police have issued an arrest warrant for Fernando Owens, the father of a Boston homicide victim, for the murder of a 29-year-old New Jersey woman whose body was found burning near train tracks in Bridgewater earlier this month.</p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2870" src="" alt="Fernando Owens Wanted" width="234" height="300" /></a></p> <p><a href="">According to the Boston Globe</a>, officials say Owens, 43, killed Ashley Bortner "in retaliation" for his son's death earlier that day.</p> <p>Owens' son, 21-year-old Dominic Owens, was shot and killed in Dorchester early on Nov. 2. Police say Fernando Owens was acquainted with Bortner, and he believed she "had a hand in" Dominic's death, according to a<a href=""> press release from the Plymouth County District Attorney's</a> office.</p> <p>Dominic Owens was <a href="">shot multiple times and killed</a> on Shepton Street in Dorchester at around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Owens, who Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said was known to police and had a "violent criminal record," also had a young son and was devoted to taking care of his son and his mother.</p> <p>Hours after Dominic was killed, Fernando Owens was "visibly agitated, paced around, making calls on his cellphone," according to the Globe.</p> <p><span id="more-2869"></span></p> <p>Investigators say that Bortner was killed later that same day. Bridgewater police received a 911 call at around 11:40 p.m. and responded to a fire on the train tracks, where they found Bortner's body burning. According to the Plymouth DA's office:</p> <blockquote><p>Her body was burned over 70%, she had been gagged by her own clothing and her face was wrapped with a towel and she was found in a comforter. Bortner’s hands and feet were bound behind her and electrical cord was around her neck.</p></blockquote> <p>Investigators say they found evidence at Fernando Owens' Dorchester home linking him to the murder.</p> <blockquote><p>Police seized items from Fernando Owens’ home at 65 Lonsdale Street in Dorchester that link him to the murder, including the same sort of Egyptian cotton bath towel and identical electrical cord found on the victim.</p></blockquote> <p>A New Hampshire couple has also been arrested in connection with Bortner's death. They are being held on bail on those charges.</p> <p>Fernando Owens is described as 5'9", 160 pounds with brown eyes and tattoos on his arms. Officials say he is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information on his whereabouts should call State Police at 508-947-8087, or Bridgewater Police at 508-697-6118.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Gail WaterhouseSun, 29 Nov 2015 21:03:53 -0500 OwensDorchester shooting victim identified<p>Police have identified the victim of <a href="">Tuesday's fatal shooting</a> in Dorchester.</p> <p>Dominic Owens, 21, of Boston, was shot multiple times just after midnight Tuesday at 15 Shepton St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.<a href=""><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-2862" src="" alt="Dominic Owens" width="300" height="200" /></a></p> <p>Owens' mother lives near where he was shot, according to the <a href="">Boston Globe</a>. Owens was the father of a 4-year-old boy.</p> <p>According to a <a href="">GoFundMe page</a> set up to support Owens' mother and the funeral costs:</p> <blockquote><p>"His main priorities in life was his young son and mom.  He always made sure his mom was taken care of by being there for her as she did for him. They were each other's confidant and best friend."</p></blockquote> <p>Police continue to investigate the incident.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Gail WaterhouseSat, 07 Nov 2015 13:35:24 -0500 Owens