City Worker Shot, Killed Inside His Mattapan Home, Boston Police Say

A man who was fatally shot in Boston's 33rd homicide this year was a Boston Public Works employee.

Fifty-five-year-old Alexander Allen was found shot multiple times inside his own Mattapan neighborhood home on Saturday night.

He was rushed to an area hospital and pronounced dead. A family member said Allen had just celebrated his birthday that same day, and that someone broke into the house in the area of 201 Manchester St. and opened fire on him.

Allan worked as a highway foreman, according to city payroll records. There are currently no suspects, but the department is continuing an investigation.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said Saturday night, "One homicide is too many," and that last year at this time, there had been 32 homicides in Boston.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting to call detectives.


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