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. Henry Patrick

    God bless the family of the dead. Wait, God blessed the family of the dead. God almighty provides miracles all the time. I have witnessed them myself. Once when a homicidal maniac was out on a killing spree gunning people down, he missed the heart of one of his victims and only hit them in the brain, actually the real miracle was that the bullet only hit them in the Cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls movement. So they only ended up unable to speak and unable to walk. God is wonderful in both his miracles and his creations.

    Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus.

    October 3, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. gabby chavez

    what is it lately with all these people going on a "rampage" and killing innocent people? if you have issues grow a pair and get help dont hurt people that have nothing to do with your problems.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ashley

    This whole convo is horrible, it should be about these lost lives. It's turned into a convo about all the wrong things. Bless the families of those lost.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. punkkitty66

    2all u god lovers-u say god sent his child 2die, he also asked abraham 2kill his kid just 2prove how much he luvd him, tortured job in a way that can only b described as sadistic&on&on, &now he lets millions of innocent children suffer similar fates-1, if this were any man u would b screaming4his head, 2, why on earth do u worship such a sicko? i just dont get it. btw in the bible people live 2 900 yrs old, the sun stopped, people walked 40 yrs in the desert, &somehow a guy got 2of every animal on a f'n boat(nevermind they need vastly dif climates&a crapload of food2survive), i mean REALLY people, GROW UP! i liked fairy tales when iwas a kid2-but i grew up! u need2stop living in fear of some magical sadist in the sky or that nothing happens when u die, then there'd b alot fewer ppl murdered, since most murders r over religion

    October 3, 2010 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. jd wolff

    Please dont blame god for what idiotic people do.Why take a child around a drug dealer?

    October 3, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. MaLiQ Da GoD

    This isnt abt race,bigots! Its abt mf that dont have any respect for human life! Its abt monsters just like that fool running arnd free on the streets terrorizing our communities all across this country and often getting away with it !!! Its abt extreme poverty, lack of education,lack of jobs,police brutality and government neglection of our inner city streets that are producing these heartless cowards!!! And anyone that could harm a child in anyway is clearly a monster and needs to be delt with swiftly !!! Prison is too good for those types of ppl. Whether they're white,blk,brown,red,yellow or green!

    October 3, 2010 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scott

    So guns are only for our protection? How many children have shot themselves or another child with their parents gun they have found in their house? This is not something that has happened once or twice, it has happened numerous times. What about the kids that shoot up their high schools? I wager that you will find that the majority of those kids stole those guns from their parents. I also think that if I were feeling murderous I could do a lot more damage more quickly with a gun than an knife. I have no issue with people owning guns as long as they are registered and the owner is propely trained to use the gun. But as soon as a child gets his hands on his parents gun and causes harm to anyone, the parents should be charged as if they commited the crime. The rest of you can rant on. 🙂

    October 3, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Paul

    Here are a few facts some of you may find interesting:
    1) MA has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and in the story look at what he is charged with
    a) unlawful possession of a firearm,
    b) unlawful possession of ammunition
    c) receiving a stolen motor vehicle in connection with the shooting
    2) What will happen even before this guy goes to court is they will drop the 2 unlawful possession charges because they are bargaining charges to make sure he takes the plea on the stolen vehicle charge, He will never be prosecuted with any of the firearm charges, Nice laws huh we need more of them.
    3) As far as jail time unless they can get him on a murder 1 he will be out and back on the streets in a max of 10 years or less.
    And remember as far as any lawyer is concerned there is no such word as Illegal or unlawful it is all in how the law is interrupted and explained to the jury. In other words did he meet the definition of the law not the definition of the words in the law when and if he committed the crime.

    October 3, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  9. respondent

    This is truly sad and what is even sadder is how everyone picks and chooses what they want to comment on. I understand freedom of speech but can't there be a stipulation when it comes to ignorance? As for the person asking why God let's things happen its a cycle every belief has one but if you read the book of Job maybe you can get a better understanding. Love and sympathy to all the victims families justice will be severed.

    October 3, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I'm familiar with the story of Job. He wasn't killed; he suffered greatly and was in the end rewarded. These people aren't suffering, they're DEAD. And a god that tortures someone to win a bet is not a god I would want to be associated with.

      October 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. carllewandowski

    gods, lords, sheppards, healers,
    Cleansers, are not but self indulgent, and indulgent of others, u cant fight, or war, coimpete, without victims, scapegoats, assesories, if you are free, let the free live too.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lenny

    Quadra kill!

    October 3, 2010 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. tooltard

    waterboard him for the next 50 years.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jason F

    Could you imagine being a news reporter and trying to pronounce the names of the victims and shooter.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. edward

    has everyone missed the point? it wasn't the gun that killed these innocents. it was the A~HOLE pulling the trigger.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. jim atmadison

    The article doesn't mention which well regulated militia the shooter belongs to.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
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