Family of Boston man questions use of deadly force
BOSTON (AP) — Relatives of a Boston man fatally shot by police during a weekend confrontation are questioning why officers needed to use deadly force.
Family members identified the victim of the shooting at 2 a.m. Sunday as 38-year-old Ross Batista.
His father, Julio Batista, tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/15CGdss ) his son was “executed.”
Police say officers responded to the city’s Dorchester neighborhood for reports of a man firing a gun. They say the man opened fire on officers, who fired back, killing the man.
Family members say the younger Batista was a graduate of Mount Ida College who studied architecture and made a living renovating homes.
An investigation by the district attorney’s office is standard procedure in a fatal use of police force.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe