Public Safety

14 year-old murdered on Bowdoin Street; two suspects held

By 
Reporter Staff
May. 31, 2010

The Boston Police Department reports Nicholas Fomby-Davis, 14, of Dorchester, was shot repeatedly in front of 218 Bowdoin St., around 8 p.m. Sunday. He died at Boston Medical Center.

A gang-unit police officer who happened to be in the area watched him get shot and began running after two suspects, as he called for backup. Police say both were apprehended and a gun was seized.  Read more

State's highest court tosses two Dorchester gun convictions

The Supreme Judicial Court has overturned two Dorchester gun convictions in rulings that make it tougher for police to frisk somebody on the street to see if they have a weapon.  Read more

Uphams Corner restaurant couldn't recover from double murder

Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.

The owners of Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille, scene of a brutal fight last August that ended with two murders, have shut the place down and are in the middle of selling off its assets.  Read more

Double shooting on Harvard Street leaves woman dead; two arrests made

The Boston Police Department reports two people were shot around 1:15 a.m. Saturday at 183 Harvard St.  Read more

Two alleged pot distributors arrested on Port Norfolk street; one also charged with littering

One of two men arrested on charges of marijuana distribution Thursday afternoon was also formally charged with littering after police allegedly spotted him dumping a bale of pot on a Port Norfolk street near the end of a car chase that began in downtown Boston on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.  Read more

Man shot to death on Washington Street

The Boston Police Department reports Jihad Watters, 24, was shot around 4:30 p.m., Thursday, at 795 Washington St.. He died not long after his arrival at Boston Medical Center.  Read more

Woman shot in the hip

The Boston Police Department reports a woman heard gunfire around 2:30 a.m., Sunday, at Weybosset Road, then realized she'd been hit.  Read more

Dryer fire does $50,000 damage to Dorchester three decker

The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, in the basement, broke out shortly before 12:30 p.m. at 59 Johnston St. No injuries were reported.

Fugitive teen captured on Deven Street

By 
State House News Service
May. 12, 2010

State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that they have captured Jeremy Price, the teen indicted on manslaughter charges who escaped from a program on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital Monday night. Price was captured by the violent fugitive unit at 109 Deven Street in Dorchester after a two-day search, police said.  Read more

NNN report: Church divide seen in response to murders

By 
Reporter Staff
May. 12, 2010

Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News reports on the reaction of church leaders— some of whom claim they have been deliberately left out of city-led meetings — as officials attempt to mount a response to a series of recent murders , including Saturday's shooting death of a 14 year-old Dorchester youth.

Church Divide in Response to Violence from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.