Two respected Boston doctors were killed in their apartment, with their throats slit, on Friday night.
When police arrived at Dr. Richard Field and Dr. Lina Bolanos’ $1.9 million penthouse apartment in South Boston, they were met by gunshots from the doctors’ killer.
Bampumim Teixeira, 30, did not hit police officers before they shot and wounded him. The killer was taken to Tufts Medical Center for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
Dr Richard Field, 49, left, and his fiance Dr Lina Bolanos, 38, right, were killed in their South Boston apartment with their throats slit on Friday night. The couple’s bodies were found with their hands bound
Bampumim Teixeira, 30, pictured, opened fire on police when they arrived at the scene
The bodies of Field and Bolanos were found bound at the hands and photos in the apartment of the doctors had been cut up, according to the Boston Globe.
Field, 49 worked at North Shore Pain Management.
A statement from the clinic said: ‘Dr. Field was a guiding vision at North Shore Pain Management and was instrumental in the creation of this practice. Prior to his time at NSPM, he was an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at Beverly Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.’
Bolanos, 38, was a pediatric anesthesiologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She was also an anesthesia instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary released a statement from the hospital’s CEO John Fernandez, who said: ‘Dr. Bolanos was an outstanding pediatric anesthesiologist and a wonderful colleague, in the prime of both her career and life.’
The motive for the killings are unknown, but officials have said that the two doctors and their killer knew each other, according to the Globe.
Pictured is the apartment building where Field and Bolanos lived on the 11th floor and were found dead on Friday