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Police seek SUV linked to Quincy home invasion where man was shot in head

Posted by Metro Desk  October 29, 2010 10:07 AM

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Police stand near a Quincy townhome where a man was shot in the head and seriously wounded during an armed home invasion today.


QUINCY -- Police are looking for a champagne-colored Ford Explorer allegedly used by two men who stormed into a condo here this morning and shot one man in the head before robbing the victims of cash, several flat-screen televisions, and a computer.

The SUV has a Massachusetts license plate of 2ED-110, according to Quincy Police Chief Paul Keenan and Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating. Anyone who spots the Ford Explorer is asked to call Quincy or State Police.

Keating said the two men stormed into a unit at the Ledge Pointe Townhouse condominium at 90 Sumner Street around 12:30 a.m. Four men in their 20s were home at the time, and one of them was shot in the head, but may survive.

In a dramatic 911 call released by police, a man's voice says, "My cousin just got shot in the head. ... He got shot in the head; we got robbed."

"It wasn't random,'' Keating said of the raid. He said both the suspects – who have not been arrested -- and the victims appeared to have known each other.

One man left with the attackers, and his motivation is not clear, officials said. He was found early this morning on a Dorchester street and officials said they do not yet know how he got there.

"We are not sure of his role -- whether he was a victim or a whether he played a role in the robbery,'' Keenan said.

The motive for the attack remains unclear and Boston police are assisting local police and State Police in the investigation, Keating said.

Keating also said the man who was shot in the head may survive what could have been a murderous attack. After he was shot, the man was rushed to Boston Medical Center, Keating said.

"We were called to the scene about lethal injuries. … But now he's critical but stable,'' Keating said. "The guy is lucky. It appear that the gun jammed'' after the victim was shot at least once.The motive for the attack remains unclear and Boston police are assisting local police and State Police in the investigation, Keating said.

Police found a .38-caliber revolver, and a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun at the scene, Keenan said. He said the 9mm pistol appears to have been stolen from Virginia in 2006.

Keating said the suspects wore bandanas on their faces and hats to obscure their identities.

Police remain on the scene on Sumner Street this morning where they are executing a search warrant to collect evidence.

Originally published on the blog MetroDesk.

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