Boston police deal with mob at site of slaying
BOSTON -- Boston police responding to reports of a woman shot had to deal with an angry mob of the victim's friends who chased down two men they claimed were involved.
As many as 70 officers had to respond to the scene in the city's Dorchester neighborhood just before 8 p.m. on Thursday to keep control of the crowd.
The two men identified as possible suspects were questioned by police but not arrested. Some men in the crowd were arrested for refusing to back away from police.
"A crowd that got emotional. I think some of them knew the victim or knew the family, so they were kind of, some were crying and screaming and it got emotional. And with the weather and all that, you know, the hot weather, it got a little out of control for a little while," said Supt. Rafael Ruiz, of the Boston Police Department.
Police say 29-year-old Deanna Watkins was shot multiple times by a man who approached her on a bicycle, including once in the head. She was pronounced dead at a Boston hospital.
She was brought to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
It was the city's 21st homicide of the year.
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