Two were left dead and two are injured after a shooting in a Jamaica Plan restaurant Sunday night. It happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Sam Old Place on Centre Street. Mario Bailote, the 40-year-old manager of the Restaurant, said that a man came into the pizza place and began to argue with some patrons. The argument escalated into a fistfight and one man pulled out a gun and started shooting. No employees were injured, and police arrived minutes later.
Police arrested one of the deceased on gun charges after the shooting. They are trying to confirm identification information with relatives. Police now have a suspect in custody at a local hospital, but the suspect’s identity is not immediately available.
Some residents of the trendy area have been surprised the events.
Among other things, this suspect is going to be facing serious homicide charges, probably murder charges, and it is in his best interest to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help him. If there is no question about his/her identity, then depending on the unclear circumstances, the defense will try to focus on things like intent, excuses or justifications, negligence and other factors going to the level of culpability. Defenses to homicide charges are complicated, and having a defense lawyer at the beginning stages is crucial.
Source: The Boston Globe, Two dead after weekend shooting in Jamaica Plain restaurant
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