Suspect Dead After Shootout With Police At Jamaica Plain Airbnb


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man was found dead at an Airbnb in Jamaica Plain following a barricade situation Saturday night into Sunday.

Boston Police responded to a domestic violence call around 10 p.m. at a house on Wyman Street, across from JFK Elementary School.

The man was outside when police arrived on the scene, but then ran inside the home, broke a second-story window, and opened fire. At least one officer returned the fire.

He barricaded himself inside the house while more than 20 guests of the Airbnb, were evacuated.

A SWAT team later found the man dead with two handguns. An official cause of death has not been announced.

A motive is still currently unknown.

Anne lives a few houses down from the incident and said everything happened quickly.

“They were sneaking people out of the house, going up with their shields and a small crew of police officers to the house,” Anne said. “And then you’d see them bring presumably the Airbnb patrons down the street.”

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, the suspect had "lived at the dwelling and assisted with the day to day operations of the property."

"As I have too frequently said, any loss of life is a tragedy and this too is the case here," DA Rachael Rollins said in a statement. "As the process to notify family members continues, we offer our condolences to his loved ones."

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reported this story.

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