Thursday, 4:30 PM
Relative IDs shooting victim as former Cambridge police officer
By John R. Ellement, Globe Staff
A relative this morning identified the man who was fatally shot in Dorchester last night as retired Cambridge Police officer Myles "Tony" Lawton.
Boston Police have released few details about the victims or the motive for the shooting, which occurred on Florida Street about 9:35 p.m. It left one man dead and injured another person.
Vanessa Jones said this morning that her sister, Teresa Jones, is married to Lawton and the couple lived in the second-floor apartment on Florida Street. Jones said that Lawton and a friend were watching television when someone started shooting.
Teresa Jones grabbed her grandchild and managed to avoid the gunfire, Vanessa Jones said.
Cambridge City official said this morning they are checking to confirm that Lawton was a police officer. The apartment building on Florida Street was roped off this morning with two police cruisers parked out front.