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Man Dies From Shooting After Booze Cruise; Collapses on Greenway Across from Rowes Wharf

Rowes Wharf and Greenway area where an early morning shooting took place. (NorthEndWaterfront.com photo)

A shooting victim that collapsed on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway early on Sunday morning was pronounced dead near Harbor Towers and Rowes Wharf on the waterfront. The injured man was found on the Greenway near High Street and Atlantic Avenue when Boston Police arrived on the scene. Police believe they have identified the shooter.

Preliminary reports indicate a fight broke out after a late night booze cruise docked at the Rowes Wharf terminal. Harbor Tower witnesses were woken up by the gunshots around 2:20 am and say the shots were fired near the Pasta Beach restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, across from the Greenway. The victim crossed the street to the Greenway where an ambulance was seen taking the victim.

Eyewitness reports and collateral damage indicate that many, possibly dozens of gunshots, were fired. The Pasta Beach Restaurant had one of its windows shot out. An employee outside after closing dove for cover to avoid being hit by flying bullets. In addition, bullet holes can be seen in planters and bollards around the site. A large blood stain remains on the Greenway sidewalk.

Pasta Beach restaurant window shot out:

Blood stain on Greenway:

Bullet holes in Rowes Wharf planter:

Bullet hole in bollard near Pasta Beach Restaurant:

Photos by Joanne Hayes-Rines.

A brief report is posted at BPDNews.comand shown below.

At about 2:22am, on Sunday, July 29, 2012, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Broad Street and Surface Road. When officers arrived at the intersection of Atlantic Ave and High Street, officers observed a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Tuft’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Detectives have identified and interviewed an individual believed to be involved in the shooting. However, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call the detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text a ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently guards and protects the identities of those who wish to provide help anonymously.


5 Replies to “Man Dies From Shooting After Booze Cruise; Collapses on Greenway Across from Rowes Wharf

  1. Sad news…Parents traveled all this way from JA to lose their sons to the streets of Boston. My heart is filled with sadness over the foolishness. We can't be at war with ourselves hunting our own WFT 🙁

  2. July 30, 2012 update from the Suffolk County D.A.’s Office:

    Boston Police and Suffolk prosecutors continue to investigate yesterday morning’s fatal shooting in the area of Atlantic Ave and High Street. Preliminary results of the investigation appear to suggest that members of two groups became involved in a verbal altercation which led to shots being fired by two individuals.

    One of those individuals, the deceased, has been identified as Dumayne Chin, 25, of Boston. Mr. Chin sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Tuft’s Medical Center.

    The second individual, a 33-year-old male, possessed a registered firearm and a valid license to carry it. That individual has surrendered his firearm to police, given a full statement and has fully cooperated with the investigation thus far. At this point in the investigation, it appears he may have acted in self-defense and he has not been charged at this time.

    Boston Police homicide detectives have interviewed several witnesses and continue to gather and evaluate evidence connected with the case. Suffolk prosecutors will conduct a grand jury investigation into the incident as they routinely do in cases where the facts and circumstances of a death require a thorough examination.

  3. R.I.P Dumayne Chin , i LOVE you so much. i will miss you dearly but you will always be in my heart <3 i will never forget you or the memories we shared. see you soon big cousin (: spunky loves you .

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