BOSTON - Family members of the man fatally shot near the Prudential Center in Boston Tuesday morning have identified him as Luckinson Oruma, saying he was a cab driver and a father of five.
WCVB reported that Oruma was carjacked and shot just before 11 a.m. in front of the Colonnade Hotel at 120 Huntington Ave. Authorities said he was brought to the hospital where he later died.
A suspect, identified as 34-year-old Phillip Foy of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was arrested after a police officer working a detail found the cab near 1 Ring Road in Back Bay, police said.
He is charged with murder, armed carjacking and unlawful possession of a firearm. Foy is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.
Victim of shooting near Prudential Center in Boston dies; Suspect arrested
Police responded for a call of a person shot in front of 120 Huntington Ave. at 10:58 a.m. and found a man between the ages of 30 and 40 suffering from several gunshot wounds, Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross said during a press conference.
Oruma's son, Jeffrey Oruma, told WCVB that his father worked to provide for his family in Nigeria, who he was recently reunited with.
"After so many years we were apart, we all came together, all my brothers, my sister. He saw all of us through college," Jeffrey Oruma told the television station.
Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh commended the police department's work Tuesday, adding that witnesses helped lead authorities to the suspect.
"It's just unfortunate that this occurred at midday in our city and as we always say, this should not be tolerated, we should work together to make sure that things like this don't happen," Gross said.
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