BOSTON POLICE FUGITIVE UNIT ARREST SUSPECT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF 19 YEAR OLD ALEXANDRA GOMESToday Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announce the arrest of suspect, Daniel Harris, in connection with the homicide of Alexandra Gomes.
As a result of information obtained during the investigation, Boston Police homicide detectives applied for and were granted a warrant for his arrest. The Boston Police fugitive unit located Harris and placed him under arrest for the homicide of 19 year old Alexandra Gomes. Daniel Harris, 23, of Boston is charged with murder, 3 counts of Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.
District Attorney Daniel Conley stated, \”This arrest brings us one step closer to justice for a young mother taken from those who loved and needed her most, but it\’s not the end of our efforts. We urge everyone in the community to step forward with what they know and assist in the investigation as best they can — even the smallest piece of evidence could be of great value to investigators.\”
Police Commissioner Ed Davis stated, “Prevention of violence is our first job, but when an incident erupts in our neighborhoods it is vitally important that those responsible be held accountable. The Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office have worked tirelessly to make this arrest and bring the family a sense of justice.”
At about 2:24am, on Sunday, November 9, 2008, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Elder Street. On arrival, officers were unable to locate any victims. However, while still on the scene, officers were informed that several individuals, all suffering from gunshot wounds, were in the process of self-admitting themselves to two area hospitals: the Boston Medical Center and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. As a result, officers were immediately dispatched to both locations. Once on scene at the Boston Medical Center, officers learned that a 19 year-old Alexandra Gomes, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was pronounced at the hospital. The 2nd victim, an 18 year-old female, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The 3rd victim, a 30 year-old male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was also being treated for non-life threatening injures.
Officers responding to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital learned that two victims had self-applied themselves to the hospital. Officers learned that a 20 year-old male and a 23 year-old male, both suffering from gunshot wounds, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner can either call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.