The bodies of Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos were found in a luxury condominium in South Boston with their hands bound and their throats slit by officers as they entered the apartment on Friday night.
The Boston police department responded to a call about someone with a gun. When they reported to the scene, the man immediately began firing at the officers. He missed, after firing at the officers several times.
The gunfire was returned, which wounded the suspect, 30-year old Bampumim Teixeira.
His is in custody and is being treated for his non-life threatening injuries at t a local hospital.
On the wall of the apartment, there was blood and a “message of retribution” as well as photos of the two doctors cut into pieces. The motivation behind the crime is not entirely clear. Teixeira was recently released from prison on two counts of larceny that he was found guilty for in September 2016.
Staff and colleagues at North Shore Pain Management had nothing but fantastic things to say about Dr. Field, calling him “tireless.” Dr. Bolanos was regarded as “outstanding” as well as being a Harvard Medical School instructor.
Officers took him into custody and took him to Tufts Medical Center where he is undergoing treatment for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, the Daily Mail reported. Officers found the bodies of Field, 49, and Bolanos, 38, with both of their throats slit and their hands bound when they entered the apartment. The Boston Globe reports that police found blood and a “message of retribution” on the walls of the apartment, along with photos of the two doctors cut into pieces. Police say the victims and the killer knew each other, but the police have not yet to pin down a motive for the killings, WCVB reports. CBS Boston reports that the apartment building was not lacking in security either — the building required the use of a special key to get inside and use the elevator. Field worked as a pain management specialist at North Shore Pain Management where his colleagues said he was known for his “tireless devotion.” “Dr. Field was a guiding vision at North Shore Pain Management and was instrumental in the creation of this practice, in 2010,” the company said in a statement. They also noted that he “was noted for his tireless devotion to his patients, staff, and colleagues.” Prior to working at North Shore, he worked as an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Bolanos worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where she was regarded as “outstanding” in her profession and as an anesthesiology instructor at Harvard Medical School. “The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiancé,” the hospital’s CEO John Fernandez said in a statement. “Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life.” NBC Boston reports that Teixeira will undergo arraignment Monday and that police expect he will face multiple charges.