Man Killed In Daylight Shooting In Boston's Copley Square; Suspect ID'd

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The scene of a fatal shooting in Boston's Back Bay Tuesday morning. (James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man was shot and killed Tuesday morning near the Colonnade Hotel and Boston's busy Copley Square.

The shooting happened near Huntington Avenue and West Newton Street around 11 a.m.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at a press conference that a gun was recovered at the scene, and a suspect, 34-year-old Phillip Foy of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested.

Foy is charged with murder, armed carjacking, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Witnesses told police that Foy fled the scene in a taxi, and as a result, officers were quickly able to locate and arrest him nearby.

"As a result of witnesses coming forward, people calling 911, we were able to locate a potential suspect on Ring Road," the commissioner said. "The witnesses cooperated with police, there was a detail officer on scene, and a potential suspect was placed under arrest."

 

The victim, announced dead upon arrival at the hospital, has only been identified as a 30-40-year-old man.

"It's just unfortunate that this occurred almost at midday in our city," Gross said. "And as we always say, this should not be tolerated, we should work together to make sure things like this don't happen."

The MBTA's Orange Line was experiencing delays related to the police response, but resumed normal service around 11:30 a.m.

 

Area businesses say they've been told by police that there's no threat.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

 

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