Statement of District Attorney Rachael Rollins on Standoff and Death in Jamaica Plain

My office is in the initial stages of investigating a complicated sequence of events that began with a domestic disturbance call at 10 p.m. last night at 21 Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain, evolved into a standoff situation in the building which is used as a bed and breakfast, and ended with the death of an individual who lived at the dwelling and assisted with the day to day operations of the property.

I want to commend the Boston Police Department and their coordinated multi-unit and jurisdictional response during this dangerous and tense incident and for successfully evacuating the more than 20 guests who were staying at the establishment.

As I have too frequently said, any loss of life is a tragedy and this too is the case here. As the process to notify family members continues, we offer our condolences to his loved ones.

I am grateful for the witnesses who have provided statements to this office. The District Attorney is responsible for every death investigation in Suffolk County and I pledge transparency in these investigations. More information will be made public when it is appropriate to do so.

Renee Algarin