Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, 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.
"There are lines of work in which men and women knowingly put their lives on the line every day," Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. "Police, 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 shouldn't carry the risk of being murdered."
Police say DePina turned himself in this morning on the urging of his family members.
The Suffolk County District Attorney'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 men's room - and this time DePina allegedly kicked and beat one of Eason'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 restaurant's window, killing Monteiro, prosecutors say.