BOSTON STRONG news – Boston, June 25, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins released the below statement regarding the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred June 24, 2019, on Penhallow Street in Dorchester:

“The sequence of events last evening that began with a shooting in a crowded park in the Fields Corner section of Dorchester and ended with a loss of life on Penhallow Street has left the city shaken.

“I am thankful for the immediate response of the Boston Police Department and that none of those officers were injured. I would be remiss if I did not thank the many witnesses from the community who came forward to aid investigators at the scene.  If there is anyone in the community with additional information, please bring that to my office directly.   

“I also acknowledge that a family has lost its loved one; to them, I express my sympathy.  As your District Attorney, it is my office that holds exclusive jurisdiction over any death investigation, including police-involved shootings.  I assure that family, members of law enforcement, and this community that there will be a complete, impartial, and transparent review by my Discharge Integrity Team, and we will make our findings available to the public. As we lead our independent investigation into the events that unfolded yesterday, we ask for patience and calm; violence or the threat thereof have no place in our community.”