BOSTON — The suspect charged with brutally murdering two doctors in their South Boston condo Friday night did not shoot at officers, as it was initially reported by the Boston Police Commissioner, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.
Responding officers went into the apartment and found the suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira, in a darkened hallway, Conley said.
Police Commissioner William Evans initially told news reporters the suspect had shot at officers, but later investigation revealed that wasn’t the case.
"It was important to correct the record," Conley said.
He also condemned "anonymous sources" who released details about the crime scene to the media Friday night.
Conley said family and friends of the victims learned gruesome details about the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and Dr. Richard Field through the news.
“Some of those details were flatly, incontrovertibly wrong,” he said.
Conley also said police don’t believe Teixeira knew the victims.
“There is no evidence, whatsoever, at this stage to conclude that this defendant had a personal relationship with Dr. Bolanos or Dr. Field…nor is there any evidence to explain why he would attack them so viciously in their own home,” he said.
Conley said his correction of the initial report was not to discredit the officers involved in the confrontation, rather simply to correct the record.
“[It was] chaotic, dark, high tension…officers believed he pointed a weapon at them,” Conley said. “We are not drawing any negative connotations of these actions, we are simply looking to correct the record.”
During a bedside arraignment of Teixeira at Tufts Medical Center Monday, prosecutors detailed the events after the murder.
According to prosecutors, a friend of the couple called police and said he got a text message from Field, which was described as “a plea for help.”
The text message said there was a gunman in the apartment, which prosecutors say was detailed in a recorded 911 call from the friend.
Officers who showed up at the condo found a set of keys on the floor in front of the door. Police said they knocked and announced their presence.
When no one answered, officers said they used the keys found on the floor to enter the apartment, which was dark inside.
Monday evening the owners of the building sent a letter to residents alerting them that Teixeira worked as a concierge at the buildings for a short period of time, but left of his own decision.
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