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Roudy Junior Hendricks, 20
Boston, Massachusetts
August 07, 2013

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

Last updated: 7 months ago

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Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said, two drug-unit officers were working undercover on Dorchester Avenue when they saw two men, who appeared suspicious, involved in a confrontation of some kind. When they approached the scene and identified themselves as officers, one of the men raised a weapon and “began a gun battle with the officers,” Daniel Linskey, police superintendent in chief, told reporters at the scene.

Police killed one of the men, while the second man escaped on foot. The two officers sustained minor bullet wounds to their legs.

Friends defended Hendricks.

“I think it was a misunderstanding. I don’t think it should’ve went down like that,” said Ashley, a friend of the suspect. “He was a regular kid, regular people.”

The second suspect took off. Police and SWAT descended on the neighborhood and did an intense door-to-door search, but never found him.

People who live in the neighborhood said they want the violence to stop.

“There are some people out here who live in the neighborhood who don’t want to see the stuff going on in their neighborhood. They have children. They don’t want to see their children around this,” said Michael Brown, who is upset by the recent shootings.

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