Longtime Jamaica Plain BPD Officer Dies Due to COVID-19

A 29-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, who's served Jamaica Plain's E-13 District since 1996, died due to complications of the Coronavirus on Tuesday. At a press conference at BPD Headquarters, Mayor Marty Walsh and BPD Commissioner William Gross said Officer Jose Fontanez passed away. Fontanez was 53 and had four children. "We lost a hero today to this virus," said Walsh. Fontanez earned several commissioner's commendations throughout his career, said Gross.

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Two Injured in Targeted Shooting at Hyde Square Market

Two people were injured in a brazen midday shooting outside of a market in Hyde Square on Wednesday. The shooting took place around 2:45 pm by the Pimentel Market at 340 Centre St. Multiple witnesses have said they heard up to six shots ring out. Boston Police arrived and found an injured female, and at first it was believed she was shot, but later at the hospital doctors said they thought she was hit by glass, said Boston Police District E-13 Captain John Greland, who addressed the media after the shooting. "And then a little while later after, a male got himself to the hospital...and he was shot.

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