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Body found in Roxbury’s flat; suspect in custody after being hung from 12th floor window

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Police responded at 35 Northampton St. for a wellness check for a resident on the 12th floor.

A suspect is in custody and a death investigation is ongoing after police say officers responded to a welfare check on Sunday evening at an apartment building in Lower Roxbury and found a body .

Police said officers arrived around 8:08 p.m. at 35 Northampton St. to carry out a wellness check on a resident on the 12th floor.

According to the police, when the officers did not receive a response to their knock on the door, they entered the apartment where they found a dead individual.

Officers also made verbal contact with a second person in the apartment, and police say Boston SWAT officers were called to the scene and were “physically threatened”.

“The officers used de-escalation tactics and ultimately the use of less lethal force was deployed by the officers,” police said. “At this point the suspect dove through a 12th floor window but was caught and hung himself from the window.”

Police said officers entered a lower level apartment and shot the suspect through a window. The individual was ‘secured’ and taken to a local hospital with injuries that police say were not life threatening.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Information may also be shared anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).



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