According to Boston Police, 49-year-old Richard Field and his fiancée, 38-year-old Lina Bolanos, were found dead in their 11th-floor penthouse apartment in Dorchester Avenue at around 8 p.m. Friday. Their hands had reportedly been bound and their throats were slashed. There were also other knife wounds on their bodies. An official source told the Boston Globe that there was blood coating the walls of the luxury penthouse. Both parties were identified on Saturday as being respected doctors in the Boston area.

Violent shootout after slaying of Boston couple

At around 8 p.m. on Friday, Boston police were involved in a violent shootout with the suspect in the murders. Police named him as 30-year-old Bampumim Teixeira, a convicted bank robber who had recently been released from prison. In the exchange of gunfire, Teixeira was shot and then arrested after what police called a “violent struggle.” The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

Killer and Boston couple may know each other

According to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, it is believed Teixeira and the couple knew each other, however, it is not clear how.

Evans said Saturday that they were fortunate none of their officers was injured in the incident. Reportedly as they opened the door of the penthouse, shots were immediately fired by the suspect. Evans added that Teixeira was a man who had just killed two people and that he had nothing to lose by shooting at the officers.

Evans said Saturday that they were fortunate none of their officers was injured in the incident.

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Reportedly as they opened the door of the penthouse, shots were immediately fired by the suspect. Evans added that Teixeira was a man who had just killed two people and that he had nothing to lose by shooting at the officers.

Message scrawled in blood on the wall of the couple’s penthouse

According to police, it is not clear how the suspect managed to access the building, or what pushed him to brutally kill the couple.

However an official source told the Boston Globe that the suspect had scrawled a message of retribution across the bloody wall, but no further details were given.

As reported by the New York Daily News, two weeks prior to the murders, when Teixeira was released from prison, he reportedly tried to contact his ex-girlfriend as he wanted to apologize for his bank robbing spree. He told her that he is not a good person, but went on to say he would never hurt anyone.

Slain Boston couple were engaged to be married

Field and Bolanos were engaged to be married and both were working in anesthesiology.

Field was reportedly employed at North Shore Pain Management and Bolanos worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist with Massachusetts Eye and Ear. She also worked at Harvard Medical School as an anesthesia instructor.