"Woman, 36, charged in uncle’s fatal shooting" by Evan Allen, Astead W. Herndon and Felicia Gans Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent October 24, 2015
A woman who allegedly shot her uncle to death in Hyde Park on Saturday afternoon and then fled was arrested hours later in Peabody, bringing to a close a statewide hunt for a suspect Boston Police described as “armed and dangerous.”
Yvonne Lewis, 36, of Hyde Park was arrested without incident by Boston, Peabody, and State police around 6 p.m. at a hotel on Jubilee Drive, located off Route 128 in Peabody, law enforcement officials said.
Lewis, a former civilian employee of the Boston Police Department, is alleged to have shot her 49-year-old uncle in the head, in a home at 239 Wood Ave., about five hours earlier, police said.
The victim’s family identified him as Clive Francis, 49, a father of three, of West Roxbury.
His family gathered Saturday night at a Francis family home in Mattapan, mourning the death of their son and brother.
“He was my brother, but he was everybody’s brother,” said his sister, Kay Francis.
Inez Francis called her son a “good boy,” while his stunned father tried to fathom how his son could be killed, allegedly by his niece.
“He loved Yvonne,” said Herbert Francis, Clive’s father. “He was trying to help her.”
Francis drove a truck for On Time Moving and Storage in Mattapan, his parents said.
Francis died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound at Brigham & Women’s Hospital hours after being taken there, Boston police said.
In a statement, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans called the incident a case of domestic violence.
“An incident like this sadly underscores the tragic repercussions connected to domestic violence. A family has been forever altered as the result of a split-second decision that will undoubtedly haunt the suspect in this case for the rest of her life,” Evans said.
Police said they had not yet determined a motive for the shooting. A murder weapon had not yet been found, a law enforcement official said.
The Suffolk district attorney’s office said Lewis would be charged with murder and arraigned Monday in West Roxbury District Court....
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Drugs and drug addiction (they are not saying what) within the law enforcement community. Tragic.
NDU: Woman held for evaluation in uncle’s shooting death
I know where she may be able to find treatment.