Dorchester Reporter noted yesterday, the quadruple homicide at or
near 40 Woolson Street in Mattapan late Monday-early Tuesday occurred
directly next door to the scene of an August 28 shooting that left
one man wounded.
the Phoenix has learned that both of those properties – 40 and 42
Woolson Street, as well as an abutting lot on Wildwood Street – are
owned by relatives of a Boston Police Department (BPD) officer who lives at 40 Woolson.
to city records, the Woolson and Wildwood properties belong to Jack
P. Johnson, who claims residence at 40 Woolson, outside of which the
latest victims were found. Also listed as a resident at that address
is Laurence C. Johnson, a BPD mobile officer who made $97,513.16 in
it was widely reported that this week's slayings went down at 40 Woolson –
where ShotSpotter technology directed police – a BPD spokesperson said the murders were not necessarily linked to that address. It has been reported that at least two of the victims were found
naked, presumably as the result of an indoor drug deal gone bad in the vicinity.
are searching the property at nearby 23 Sutton Street, where victim
Simba Martin is reported to have lived. According to the latest Globe
report: “A law enforcement official with knowledge of the case has
said investigators believe the incident may have begun at the Sutton
Street home.” The latest from the Boston Herald also has some
revealing new details.
Phoenix will continue investigating this matter through the week and
weekend. Stay tuned.