Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

One of doctors killed in penthouse texted: 'gunman in house'

One of doctors killed in penthouse texted: 'gunman in house'

Two Boston doctors, who were engaged, were found dead in their penthouse apartment Friday, according to law enforcement.

While responding to a call that an armed man was in an upscale Boston apartment building, police arrived at the scene only to be greeted with an onslaught of bullets from Bampumim Teixeira, reports the Boston Globe.

After a "violent struggle", according to police, he was arrested and taken to the hospital. Their hands were tied and throats cut, the paper said.

Bolanos and Field were engaged and both were anesthesiologists.

Because the apartment building has very strict security, including a key fob needed to get into the building or use the elevators, police believe Field and Bolanos knew the suspect.

Police Commissioner William Evans said Mr Teixeira opened fire when officers confronted him at the door.

Bampumim Teixeira was arraigned May 8 while he remained in a hospital bed at Tufts Medical Center. Boston police would not confirm details of the bloody scene to NBC News.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2pZxnr2 ) that employees at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary said Tuesday that Dr. Lina Bolanos, a pediatric anesthesiologist, was particularly talented at putting children and their parents at ease. Authorities believe the ex-convict, identified as 30-year-old Bampumin Teixeira, may have known the couple.

Dr. Richard Field, age 49, specialized in pain treatment at the Beverly office of the North Shore Pain Management clinic.

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John Fernandez, the hospital's president, said: "Dr Bolanos was an outstanding paediatric anaesthetist and a wonderful colleague in the prime of both her career and life". We will do all we can to support their families and our staff members who are processing this senseless tragedy and grieving an enormous loss.

At the time of this writing, the murders of Dr. Lina Bolanos and fiance, Dr. Richard Field are still under investigation. Conley told reporters that "there is no evidence whatsoever at this point" to conclude that Teixiera had a personal relationship with the victims.

"Yeah, I need prayer", Teixeira told her, according to the Boston Globe.

Teixeira had also hinted at something darker, telling her: "I am not a good person" but she said it never occurred to her that he would hurt anybody. Teixeira kept his eyes closed through his arraignment, and his lawyer didn't argue for bail.

Suffolk County prosecutors did not make that claim Monday, but said a replica gun and a knife were found in a backpack, according to WBZTV.

Field was described by North Shore Pain Management as a "guiding vision" who was "instrumental" in the creation of the practice in 2010.

"He was a valued member of the medical community and a tremendous advocate for his patients", a Facebook post said. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for June.

The suspect, of nearby Chelsea, had recently been released from jail, having passed notes demanding money from a bank on two occasions, according to prosecutors.

Columbia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Monday that they were working with the Colombian Consulate in Boston to keep Bolaños' family informed, and will accompany them when they come to Boston.

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