As of 07:00 hours Wednesday January 13th, 2021, the Boston Police Department has confirmed that the elderly victim in the Christmas Ave attack has died from his injuries. The victim now identified as Bruce Rose, 66-years-old of Roxbury succumbed to his injuries after the attack on December 24th, 2020.
Due to the death of the victim, 23-year-old Wyse Richardson, will now face an additional charge of Murder. We still do not have confirmation at this time that Wyse will be charged with anything relating to the attack on the EMT he allegedly committed shortly before his murderous rampage.
At approximately 22:15 hours Boston EMS responded to the area of Columbia Road for a medical call. A Boston Ambulance responded and transported the male subject to Boston Medical Center. While arriving at the hospital the male subject viciously attacked the female EMT before jumping out of the back of the ambulance and fleeing on foot.
The EMT was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threading injuries and at 22:50 hours Boston Police Officers from District D-4 responded to the hospital and took a report however they were unable to locate the suspect. Boston EMS Chief Hooley, Command Staff and Union representatives could be seen gathered at the BMC ER where their injured member was being treated.
At this time Boston Police officials are unable to to confirm that this incident is linked to the following incident however sources close to the incident have confirmed to our staff that the suspect is believed to be one in the same. No charges have been filed at this time in the assault on the EMT.
At about 11:03 PM on Thursday, December 24, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a report of a breaking and entering in the area of Pompeii Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers were unable to make entry into the residential building as their only access point was barred with a steel door.
Officers could hear screaming inside of the apartment as they attempted to gain entry. While officers were on scene, they were notified via BPD Operations that the 911 caller was inside of the basement and would be able to let the officers into the residence.
Officers made their way into the building through the basement and onto the first floor where they opened the door and observed an adult male victim lying unconscious on the floor with blood covering the interior of the apartment.
Officers immediately requested Boston EMS to the scene where they transported the victim to a local hospital with very serious life-threatening injuries. Officers could hear the suspect inside of the residence and as they made their way to the second floor, they located the suspect who was subsequently taken into custody.
Officers arrested Wyse Richardson, 23-years-old, of Dorchester. Richardson is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault and Battery on an Elderly Person Over 60.
At this time the latest update was the victim was on life support with minimal brain function. Our thoughts are with the family of the victim and hope they can find peace.