October 2nd, 2010
07:53 PM ET

Man arrested in connection with quadruple slayings

Kimani Washington faces weapons charges in connection with the shooting deaths.

A Massachusetts man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people, including a toddler, in Boston Tuesday, police said Saturday.

Kimani Washington, 35, was arrested without incident Friday night in an apartment complex in Manchester, New Hampshire, police there said. He is being held in New Hampshire pending his arraignment at Manchester District Court on a fugitive from justice charge.

"Today should serve as a warning to all those who seek to harm others,"
said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "Our offices will not rest until you are hunted down, captured and locked up."

In Massachusetts, Washington faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and receiving a stolen motor vehicle in connection with the shooting, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said.

The brutal shootings occurred on Sept. 28 around 1:15 a.m. in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston.

The shootings did not appear to be random, District Attorney Dan Conley said earlier this week. The individuals were found lying in the street - one of them naked. He has not been charged with murder.

Police identified the victims as Eyanna Louise Flonory, 21, her 2-year-old son, Amanihotep Smith, Simba Martin, 21, and Lavaughan Washum-Garrison, 22, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

A fifth person was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

The police commissioner declined to comment on whether Washington may have been the shooter in this case. He also refused to say whether police have any other suspects.

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  1. Lisa

    It's always unsettling to see that the true face of evil is not what you were expecting it to be at all. Sometimes you just can't see it looking back at you. Scary.

    October 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Paul NYC

    The reality is that people like this just don't care about the law or about consequences. Something went horribly wrong in their development as humans leaving them remorseless and soulless monsters.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. mook.maugluek

    Jeff–Good post and good question. Why does God let bad stuff happen? He lets things happen so that we may draw closer to Him. People have told me that for the past twenty years of my life......and I'll buy that explanation. I guess this would be a better explanation if the one that died did so of natural causes. People have free will. The bad guy here selfishly chose to gun down four people.

    Who do people lean on during horrible times? Themselves? I'm a strong guy but sometimes I get down in the dumps....It's nice to have a God that you can lay down your worries and woes to. Others? I have met few people in my 39 years of existence that I could trust my life to.

    I respect your views....and again you asked a good question. Sorry the "religious guy at work" didn't come through for you. Unfortunately, the loved ones of the four people that got shot down are going to have to ask the same question. Why? Now they can take care of grieving by themselves, through others, or though their God.

    Why does God let things happen? I don't know. But hopefully He can answer some of these peoples family's prayers.

    October 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeff

      Are you sure the god you want to lean on is the one who would allow this in the first place?

      October 3, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DT

    To all who have the legitimate question, "Why Does God Permit Suffering?", Please follow this link. There really is a very good reason why he allows suffering for now, but it won't go on forever. This article will help to clear that up: http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_11.htm

    October 4, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Steve

    Banning b l a c k people would save more lives than all the gun legislation in the world ever could. Guns have been around for hundreds of years and are here to stay no matter what the anti-gun critics say.

    The only REAL is to a) allow honest, law-abiding people a way to protect themselves and their loved ones, and b) start holding the CRIMINALS behind these murders accountable for their own actions.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • fooloof

      I am all for banning b l a c k people, if it will save lives. How does it work? I know that banning asbestos saves lives. Is this kind of like that? some clarification is needed, Steve.

      Thanks.

      October 5, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lurraine

    I feel satsieifd after reading that one.

    July 29, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. nkpftgnpm

    M61PP5 bcjruvewrnuj

    July 29, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Name*Maya

    You obviously don't realize that every ethnic group is killing off the human race. So keep your racist words to yourself!

    October 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Mad_Moose

    Sarah Palin and her hunting buddies did it!

    October 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Creel

    Someone puts a bullet in a toddler and you two clowns make political jokes?

    October 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. tony

    Exactly what about a tragedy like this inspires you to inflict your pathetic attempt at humor on us, jerk?

    October 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Name*Maya

    You are very cruel to twist this horrific crime into some stupid joke. Get a heart, this type of senseless murder needs to make everyone feel some type hurt. A 2 year old baby was killed !

    October 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jim

    Dumb.

    October 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. jim atmadison

    I agree, Maya. But if Americans actually cared about a two year old getting shot like this, we wouldn't let every nutcase and criminal with $200 have a gun, would we?

    We are awash in weaponry, most of it designed solely for the purpose of killing human beings, and most of it flowing through the system with little or no oversight by people interested in the safety of this little boy.

    Every time someone proposes an honest, practical solution to the problem of people like this shooter getting his hands on a gun, the NRA starts writing checks, and the politicians fall in line to oppose it.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. myk c

    How r u Jim? can ask you one question? Did this criminal acquired the gun LAWFULLY? coz that's NOT what I read. Please read the story again and nice going back to your senses.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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