Two Boston doctors were killed this weekend by an ex-convict who was taken into custody by police after they shot him multiple times.
When police arrived at the penthouse apartment, they found Dr. Rickard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos with their throats slit and their hands bound. According to The Boston Globe, a message was found written in blood on the wall.
The killer was identified as Bampumin Teixeira. He exchanged gunshots with police officers at the scene before officers shot and subdued him. “Our officers had to use deadly force when they were confronted with deadly force,” said Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans.
According to CBS News Boston, the two doctors were engaged to be married. The Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary issued a statement expressing their regret at the incident.
The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiancé. Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life. We will do all we can to support their families and our staff members who are processing this senseless tragedy and grieving an enormous loss.
No motive for the killing is yet known, but investigators believe that the couple may have known the couple.