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Two Boston doctors engaged to wed found with throats slit inside condo, suspect arrested after police shootout

May 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two Boston doctors engaged to wed found with throats slit inside condo, suspect arrested after police shootout

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Two respected doctors had their throats slit in their Boston penthouse on Friday.

Authorities were met by gunshots from the killer when they arrived at the $1.9 million penthouse in South Boston where Drs. Richard Field and Lina Bolanos resided.

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, did not strike police officers before he was shot multiple times and wounded. He was brought to Tufts Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Boston authorities were dispatched to the apartment around 8:45 pm on Friday night after receiving reports of a man with a firearm.

When police entered the penthouse, they discovered the bodies of Field, 49, and Bolanos, 38, with their throats slit.

The Boston Globe reported that the victims’ hands were bound and that there was blood and messages of revenge on the walls and pictures of the two doctors in the apartment had been cut up.

Dr. Richard Field (l.) and his fiance, Dr. Lina Bolanos (r.) were both found dead in their Boston condo on Friday night. (NORTH SHORE PAIN MANAGEMENT, MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR )

The motive behind the slayings are not clear, but authorities believe that the crime was not random.

“(For) someone to come, go to the 11th floor to the penthouse, we believe that somehow there was some knowledge of each other,” Boston Police Commissioner William B Evans stated.

The building has a special security system, and to use the elevator and enter the building, a particular key is required.

Michael Gibbs, Bolanos’s godfather, said: “Hopefully, this guy that they caught will say who he is and why this was done. That’s all we’re hoping, is to get some information. Why did this happen?”

Bampumim Teixeira, 30, pictured, opened fire on police when they arrived at the scene. He was shot and injured by police

Field worked at North Shore Pain Management and had previously worked as an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and also taught anesthesia-related courses at Harvard Medical School.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office indicated Teixeira arraignment is scheduled for Monday.

He had previously been convicted of two counts of larceny, for reportedly passing notes demanding cash from the same bank in 2014 and 2016.

Teixeira pleaded guilty to both counts last year. He was released from prison after his nine-month sentence in April.

The suspect’s girlfriend said he was a former security guard and that he never behaved violently.

Police stated that multiple charges are expected to be brought against Teixeira.

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