BOSTON — Two Boston doctors, who were engaged, were found dead with their hands tied and their throats cut in their penthouse apartment Friday, according to Fox 25.
Richard Field, 49 and Lina Bolanos, 38, were both anesthesiologists at Boston-area practices, according to the couples’ respective employers.
Police arrested suspect Bampumim Teixeira, 30, after receiving a 911 call reporting a person with a gun on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, according to Boston Police.
When officers confronted Teixeira in the building, he allegedly began firing at the officers. After a “violent struggle,” according to police, he was arrested and subsequently taken to the hospital.
Teixeira will be charged with two counts of murder, according to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jake Wark. His arraignment will take place early Monday afternoon at the hospital, he said.
An “enormous loss”
Field and Bolanos were both well-regarded anesthesiologists. Field was instrumental in founding North Shore Pain Management, according to a statement from the staff there.
“He was a valued member of the medical community and a tremendous advocate for his patients,” North Shore Pain Management said in a statement on its website. “His tragic and sudden passing leaves an inescapable void in all of us.”
Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, according to the clinic’s CEO, John Fernandez.
“Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life,” he said in a statement. “We will do all we can to support their families and our staff members who are processing this senseless tragedy and grieving an enormous loss.” The two were found in their penthouse apartment at the luxurious Macallen Building in South Boston. Josh Golden, the owner of Luxury Residential Group, says that his group regularly works with the building to sell units and recently sold the penthouse across the hall from Bolanos and Field’s unit. He said the couple was “very sweet and accommodating” during that process.
“We’re shocked by the incident,” Golden said.
The building has high security, including security cameras in the lobby and a 24/7 concierge, Golden said. Additionally, access to the elevator for its penthouse level is regulated by a key fob, Golden said.
Motive still unclear
Teixeira has two previous larceny convictions, according to Wark. In the summer of 2016, Teixeira passed a note demanding money at a bank.
The second, virtually identical incident, which remained unsolved until Teixeira volunteered the information to law enforcement after his 2016 arrest, took place in August 2014 at the same location. Teixeira pleaded guilty to both crimes and was sentenced to a term of 364 days, with nine months to serve and the balance suspended for a three-year probationary term, according to Wark. No weapon possession or injuries were reported as a part of either incident.
A motive is still under investigation.