Kendric Price, UMass Boston Basketball Coach, Shot to Death Saturday
Dorchester, MA– Kendric Price, a 32-year-old assistant basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, was shot to death in a garage in Dorchester early on Saturday morning.
Price was killed in the neighborhood he grew up in. He attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school located in Cambridge. When he was a student there, he won several awards as a talented basketball player. Price then went on to secure an athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan, where he played on the team for a year. His departure from the team was due to a severe injury that happened while he was playing.
Fast forward to 2012, when Price created a non-profit organization with the help of a Boston police officer. The two men named the organization Big Business Network. It offered kids in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, and Cambridge the opportunity to play basketball and learn about financial services.
This year, Price became an assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He also recently coached basketball at the Brooke Charter School.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, Price was shot to death. Police officers were called to 12 Greenwood Street in Dorchester to find Price in the garage. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing, and the Boston Police Department is still on the search for the gunman.
A few hours after the shooting, neighbors stated that they now fear for their safety. Some told reporters that they had heard approximately 15 gunshots go off during the shooting. One man, a neighbor that lives across the street, told reporters, “Shootings that can happen any time of day, that is scary. Coming home at 7 o’clock in the morning and finding somebody got killed across the street from me is kind of concerning.”
Anyone with information regarding the investigation is urged to call the Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470. You may also call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text ‘TIP’ to 27463.