Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, of Fifield street in Dorchester, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street.
Police say a fight that started in the restaurant, 33 Hancock St., shortly after 1 a.m. on Aug. 2 spilled into the street outside and that Monteiro, inside the restaurant, was killed by a shot from outside. Eason was found dead around the corner from the restaurant on Bird Street. A third victim got himself to Boston Medical Center with a leg wound, police said.
â€œThere are lines of work in which men and women knowingly put their lives on the line every day,â€ Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. â€œPolice, firefighters, soldiers, and others accept the dangers of their duties. Being a neighborhood restaurant chef shouldnâ€™t be one of those jobs. Working to support your family shouldnâ€™t carry the risk of being murdered.â€ Police say DePina turned himself in this morning on the urging of his family members.
The Suffolk County District Attorneyâ€™s office says DePina and Eason and their acquaintances got into an argument inside the restaurant and that Monteiro tried to break it up. But the yelling flared in the menâ€™s room - and this time DePina allegedly kicked and beat one of Easonâ€™s friends. Outside, Eason and a friend attempted to leave, but DePina allegedly began chasing them - and firing at Eason. One of his bullets went through the restaurantâ€™s window, killing Monteiro, prosecutors say.