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Man shot in the leg on Dudley St in Roxbury

22 Aug

A man was shot in the leg near the corner of Dudley Street and Greenville St just before 1:00 PM on Monday. Boston Police officers located the victim near Zeigler Street and Winslow Street, and recovered a firearm behind a building on Dudley Street.
Boston Police report the victim was transported by EMS to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.


Lowell PD shoot knife-wielding domestic violence suspect

19 Aug

Lowell Police responded to an East Merrimack St address this afternoon for a reported domestic disturbance, and were confronted by a man in his 50’s who had reportedly been threatening his mother. The man then allegedly ran towards officers with a knife in his hands, and was shot by police. He was transported to Lowell General Hospital while a DHART medical helicopter was requested. DHART 2 responded and transported the man to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Medics reported that the man was shot three times, once each in the thigh, abdomen, and buttocks.
No police officers were reported to be injured.

Shooting in Reading declared a homicide

19 Aug

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting death of a man inside a Lawrence St home Monday afternoon, and are now declaring the death a homicide.
According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, the victim, identified as 22 year old Joseph Ronan, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds sustained in his home. Police believe that Ronan was targeted, and that the shooting was not random.

Man stabbed in front of Cambridge City Hall

19 Aug

Around 11:30 Thursday night, Cambridge Police responded to 795 Massachusetts Ave for a report of a man stabbed. They located a victim, described as a man in his 50’s with a stab wound to his upper chest. The man was transported by ambulance to Mass General Hospital.

Sovereign Bank in Kenmore Square robbed

18 Aug

Boston Police responded to a hold up alarm at the Sovereign Bank at 522 Commonwealth Ave at 3:00 this afternoon. On arrival, they confirmed that the bank had been robbed by a male subject into Kenmore Square, towards the Newbury St. extension.

Realated: Back Bay bank robber captured near Fenway Park.

Boston bank robbed by man driving escalade

17 Aug

UPDATE: Just before 11:00 PM, a Boston Police officer on patrol spotted a suspect matching the description walking on Yawkey Way near Fenway Park. The man was stopped and ID’d, and subsequently taken into custody on bank robbery & parole violation charges. He was transported to BPD District A-1, where he was booked. He is currently being interviewed by agents from the FBI’s Bank Robbery Task Force. 
A BPD gun K-9 is searching the area around Fenway Park for the firearm used in the robbery.

Per police, just after 5:00 PM, a man dressed in a white jumpsuit and a black ski mask entered the Cambridge Trust Bank at 65 Beacon St in Boston, and demanded the teller hand over the cash at gunpoint. According to witnesses, he then ran outside and fled in a waiting vehicle…a black Cadillac Escalade.

So I guess if you ever thought “I’d have to rob a bank to afford one of those”, well, maybe you were right.

The suspect received bait money, complete with GPS tracker.

The car the suspect fled in was found near the Copley Place garage. Boston Police, along with FBI agents from the Bank Robbery Task Force, are searching the area for the suspect. Police are also searching the area of the Christian Science Center. He was observed changing clothes on the parking garage security cameras.

Law enforcement on the scene believe that at least two vehicles were involved in the robbery. The first vehicle, located in the garage, is believed to belong to the alleged suspect, and has been seized by the FBI. It is also believed that the suspect stole a second vehicle, also believed to be in the garage.

A suspect with the same name was convicted of robbing another Boston bank 23 years ago, with a gun that turned out to be fake. He received a 25 year sentence, and was released from prison in March of this year.

Per UniversalHub, the bank was also robbed at gunpoint in May.

Reading police investigate fatal shooting on Lawrence Rd

15 Aug

Just after 1:00 PM Monday afternoon, Reading Police received reports of a shooting on Lawrence Rd. When police arrived at the home at 3 Lawrence Rd, they found a deceased victim on a first floor couch, with a firearm nearby. RPD, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, cleared the rest of the house room-by-room. A MSP K9 responded to possibly track the suspect, who may have fled on foot. Additionally, neighbors reported seeing a black SUV or van drive away after hearing the shots.

UPDATE 6:45 PM: From the District Attorney’s office:

At approximately 1:08pm today, Reading Police responded to reports of shots fired at a residence at 3 Lawrence Road in Reading.  Upon arrival, police located the body of a young male, evidencing obvious gunshot wounds.  The decedent, 22 year old Joseph Ronan, was determined to be dead at the scene.
Reading Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office commenced an immediate investigation into the circumstances of the death, and that investigation is ongoing.  The death has been determined to be suspicious.
An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (ME) and further details will be released when available.