14-year-old boy is fatally shot on Dorchester street

By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / May 31, 2010

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A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot last night on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester and two suspects were in custody, police said.

The teen, whom police would not identify, was shot multiple times in the chest just before 8 p.m. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting, which occurred less than a month after another 14-year-old, Jaewon Martin, was shot to death on Parker Street near the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury line.

Martin was a popular honors student in the eighth grade at the James P. Timilty Middle School in Roxbury.

The boy’s death capped a violent day in the city. Earlier yesterday, two men were shot in Roxbury, one fatally.

At 12:45 a.m. a 27-year-old man was found lying outside 44 Crispus Attucks Place and was later pronounced dead, police said.

Late last night, Bowdoin Street was quiet as police kept a section of the street blocked by police cars while investigators gathered evidence.

The Rev. Bruce Wall, pastor of Global Ministries Christian Church and a longtime community activist, said last night that he will call on Mayor Thomas M. Menino to appoint an outside expert to advise the city on handling the recent spate of violence.

Wall lauded the police for making a quick arrest in the killing of the teenager in Dorchester, but said more intervention is needed to quell the violence.

“Our families are being destroyed,’’ he said. “This is insane.’’

Globe correspondent Sean Greene contributed to this report.

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