Police ask community for patience

Officials promise full disclosure in DaVeiga shooting http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/04/13/police_investigating_killing_ask_residents_to_be_patient/ Flanked by ministers and priests, activists in the Cape Verdean community, and political leaders, Boston police officials called on residents yesterday to be patient with them as they investigate the death of Manuel “Junior” DaVeiga, who authorities say shot himself in the head. Dozens of city leaders […]

Threats of revenge put police on guard

A guard has been posted at gang unit headquarters since a fatal shooting. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff) City police have been on high alert and taking unusual safety precautions since Saturday, when the death of a 19-year-old in a shootout with gang unit officers sparked threats of retaliation. Since Sunday, an armored truck from the department’s SWAT […]

Armed teen shot to death

By John M. Guilfoil Globe Staff / April 4, 2010 A teenager was shot to death in Dorchester last night after exchanging gunfire with police who were investigating gang activity. Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were near 11 Navillus Terrace investigating a recent spate of gun violence in the area, said Boston Police […]