Man Pronounced Dead After Shooting Near Prudential Center
At approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, one man was shot multiple times and rushed to Boston hospital for treatment. The victim, who has only been identified as a taxi driver, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital. A potential suspect, identified by Boston 25 News as 34-year-old Phillip Foy of Pawtucket, is currently in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Police credit his quick identification and arrest to the quick response of concerned citizens, who contacted the police immediately.
The shooting happened in Boston’s Back Bay, near the Prudential Center, at the corner of Huntington Avenue and West Newton Street. The victim was reportedly shot multiple times. According to police, the suspect shot the victim while attempting to steal his cab.
“This is something that we don’t see in Boston every day, a daylight shooting.” Mayor Marty Walsh told reporters. During and immediately after the incident, police officials had to close the Exit 22 off-ramp near the Prudential Center to analyze the situation, causing traffic delays throughout the day.
BPD is currently going through testimonials and analyzing video footage of the incident. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins told reporters: “This is how we solve crime here in Boston. We had good Samaritans that engaged in heroic behavior, (that) got the police involved.”