|谁不说俺家乡好 or Why i choose to live in MALDEN
|MALDEN, Mass.—Police say one man was killed and two others were injured in
a shootout in a Malden neighborhood that appears to be an attempted robbery.
Police tell the Malden Evening News they responded to Salem Street just
after midnight on Tuesday and found two men, one on top of the other, in
front of a home suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. One man
was dead and the other was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A third man was found behind the home, also suffering from a gunshot wound.
That man is believed to be a resident of the home and is licensed to own a
gun. Police say he is expected to survive.
Police did not release names, but said as many as 10 or 11 shots were fired.
Several weapons were recovered at the scene.
|Markoff scrawled messages in blood
In a macabre twist in the already bizarre tale of Philip Markoff, the accused Craigslist killer scrawled in blood the name Megan, that of his onetime fiancee, and the word pocket on his jail cell wall before dying, four law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case said。
Megan McAllister had broken off the couple’s engagement shortly after Markoff was arrested. There were photos of her placed around the cell, according to one of the officials.
The meaning of the word pocket smeared nearby confounded investigators, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the news media.
The chilling image emerged as authorities disclosed other circumstances of Markoff’s apparent suicide, which came a day after what would have been his one-year wedding anniversary. EMTs arriving at the scene said they found wounds on his neck and ankles, according to Boston Emergency Medical Services officials. Other officials have said Markoff was found alone in his cell with a plastic bag tied over his head and a severed artery.
One of the officials said yesterday that Markoff apparently used a piece of a razor to pierce his carotid artery. Attempts to reach McAllister or the lawyer who represented her last year were not successful.
Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral, who runs the Nashua Street Jail, where Markoff was being held, said yesterday there were no recent warning signs that the 24-year-old former medical student would try to kill himself. Markoff was awaiting trial on charges that he killed a New York masseuse he had arranged to meet in a Back Bay hotel last year after seeing her ad on Craigslist.
“If anything was amiss we would bring him in to evaluate him to determine if he needed to be put on suicide watch,’’ Cabral said in a telephone interview. “As far as I know right now, there were no disciplinary problems, no acting out.’’
Yesterday, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office announced the conclusion of an autopsy on Markoff’s body, but the medical examiner withheld the cause of death pending results of specialized tests.
Jennifer Mehigan, a spokeswoman for Boston Emergency Medical Services, said yesterday that when emergency medical technicians arrived at the jail cell on Sunday, Markoff was on the floor and medical personnel from the jail were performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The EMTs took over CPR but pronounced him dead three minutes after they arrived, at 10:17 a.m, Mehigan said.
She declined to comment on whether there was a plastic bag at the scene.
Cabral declined to release details about the circumstances of Markoff’s death or about when he was last seen alive, saying she didn’t want to compromise the jail investigation. But she said there were no banned items in his cell when he was found. Cabral said inmates who are not on suicide watch are allowed to have safety razors, pens, and clear plastic bags, which they get when they make purchases from the prison canteen.