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Ross Baptista, 38
Boston, Massachusetts
June 02, 2013

Agencies: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office Massachusetts | Boston Police Department Massachusetts

Last updated: 5 months ago

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The man shot and killed by Boston police officers after he allegedly opened fire on them on early Sunday was identified by a law enforcement source today as a 38-year-old Dorchester resident.

The death of Ross Baptista is under investigation by Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office. In a statement Sunday, Conley promised “a full and impartial investigation’’ into the use of deadly force by Boston police.

The Globe reported today that Baptista was shot around 2 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly opened fire on officers from Area B-3 who were on Willowwood Street to investigate reports of shots being fired in the neighborhood on the Mattapan/Dorchester line.

A man sitting in a vehicle opened fire on the officers, who fired back in response, fatally wounding Baptista, police said in a statement.

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