Man, 19, killed in shoot-out with police

Man, 19, killed in shoot-out with police

There are 35 comments on the Boston.com story from Apr 5, 2010, titled Man, 19, killed in shoot-out with police. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Manuel DaVeiga was visiting a makeshift memorial on Navillus Terrace in Dorchester when he died in a police shoot-out. Devastated by the recent death of a close friend, Manuel "Junior'' DaVeiga went to pay condolences to the family Saturday night and then visited a makeshift memorial to him on Navillus Terrace in Dorchester, friends said.

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ANONYMOUS

East Bridgewater, MA

#1 Apr 5, 2010
I FEEL BAD FOR THE FAMILY. I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING UNTIL HE FELL TO THE FLOOR AND AT NO TIME DURING THE SHOOT OUT DID HE TURN THE GUN AROUND AND SHOOT HIMSELF. ITS VERY IGNORANT OF THE BOSTON POLICE TO SAY THAT HE DID BECAUSE THERE WAS ENOUGH OF WITNESSES AND POLICE THERE TO KNOW THAT HE DID NOT KILL HIMSELF THE BOSTON POLICE SHOT AND KILLED HIM AND THE NEXT DAY POLICE EVEN LAUGHED ABOUT THE SITUATION. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING US HA SOME JOB THEY ARE DOING HUH SHOOTING YOUNG CHILDREN DEAD THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT THEY KILLED SOMEONES SON , BROTHER , COUSIN AND SOON TO BE FATHER. GOD REST HIS SOUL
Ricky

Wareham, MA

#2 Apr 5, 2010
So I guess the police are suppose to just let this kid shoot at them right? If you saw this like you say you did, then you saw him shooting at the police right? What do you expect them to do, give him a ticket. If you pull a gun on the cops expect to get shot bottom line!!! As far as I'm concerned they did protect us. They got one more gun off the streets. If your gonna do the crime dont cry about the punishment
ms independent

Darby, PA

#3 Apr 5, 2010
At Ricky u need to shut the hell up u probably live in the suburbs u dnt know shit about growing up out here it don't take four cops to get someone's attention they should've never killed that boy I hope they all go to hell and that their family suffers like his is They need to focus on their damn job
Desert

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Apr 5, 2010
The punk is dead and that's a good thing.
dorchester

Redmond, WA

#5 Apr 5, 2010
ricky, stfu cuz if it was one of ur lil white wannabe thugs childrens then it would be a problem.. stop being so negative and get on with ur so called perferct life
Ricky

Wareham, MA

#6 Apr 5, 2010
I dont NEED to do anything.. Your right though with one or two cops he might get away right? Boston Cops do not shoot people unless they are shot at first!!Why did he shoot at them first ? Are we suppose to just forget about this fact? Quit trying to start trouble. And Desert no death is a good thing so sit down. Now Miss Icantgetaman" I grew up in Southie & I know the game. You know why he ran so quit playin like you dont. So you think the cops just got bored and decided "Hey lets just shoot this kid over here?" This aint the 1930's no more lady Wake the uck up will ya/
Ricky

Wareham, MA

#7 Apr 5, 2010
I dont NEED to do anything.. Your right though with one or two cops he might get away right? Boston Cops do not shoot people unless they are shot at first!!Why did he shoot at them first ? Are we suppose to just forget about this fact? Quit trying to start trouble. And Desert no death is a good thing so sit down. Now Miss Icantgetaman" I grew up in Southie & I know the game. You know why he ran so quit playin like you dont. So you think the cops just got bored and decided "Hey lets just shoot this kid over here?" This aint the 1930's no more lady Wake the fuck up will ya/
Ricky

Wareham, MA

#8 Apr 5, 2010
dorchester wrote:
ricky, stfu cuz if it was one of ur lil white wannabe thugs childrens then it would be a problem.. stop being so negative and get on with ur so called perferct life
Ill try to get on with my perfect life but just one quick note I'm not white, How was I being negative I merely pointed out a few true facts is all. One more thing "Hooked on Phonics" really works.Also as far as my children & "there is no S in Children by the way" go I dont have any , I would never bring a child into the shit hole. It's called responsibility!!
Tom

Quincy, MA

#9 Apr 5, 2010
The kid was bad news and he could of killed alot of police and innocent people, and why did he have a gun in the first place.I believe that he shot himself and thats what killed him. The facts prove it.
seeyasuckka

Stoneham, MA

#10 Apr 5, 2010
bad guys get broken, Sounds to me like this is a suicide by cop situation...What outcome do you expect when you pull/point or shot a gun at the police.....
wwim

Wareham, MA

#11 Apr 6, 2010
To all of you, it was proven that not one of the cops bullets were not the cause of this kids' death. His own bullet and I stress his own, unfortunately was. This whole situation is sad.
rick

Wareham, MA

#12 Apr 6, 2010
See that all that cop blaming in vain, I find it quite ironic certain want the police to as they put it "Do their job" yet when these same people are asked If they saw anything or what happened they either say nothing or give erroneous information, then sit there and complain that the cops are not doing their job. This is a clear example of how a community breaks down so now you have to live within your own community and you have the audacity to complain? Does the term " You make your own bed " Now lie in it" have any meaning to you ? Now I must go on to try and console some real tragedy victim's at the WV mining accident I really hope this young mans death wakes some people up. Stop blaming the cops for this kids demise , he killed himself bottom line
Jill f

Richmond, VA

#14 Apr 6, 2010
He WAS shooting at the police you moron. Of course they are going to return fire. I don't care how rough a neighborhood is it doesn't mean you have to join gangs and go around shooting people. The police are there doing there job. Those cops were part of the "Gang Unit" and that is exactly who this thug was. I feel bad for the family of course, but what do they expect. Live by the sword die by the sword.
Respect1another

Middle Haddam, CT

#15 Apr 6, 2010
Parents need to be aware of what there children are doing out in the streets instead of worrying about material, money and bull focus on these children growing up around no one to tell them that the thug life they are living will only bring death. we need to stand up and built a stronger community for our children to grow up in. Wish all this nonsense will go away so my children can grow up to realize life is about respect and knowledge.
Damek

Cambridge, MA

#17 Apr 9, 2010
It's takes a real man to shoot a kid in the back as he's running away. It takes 4 REAL big tough brave men to wear badge & vests and shoot someone in the back like that. Regardless of what precedes it - the dude was running away. I suspect Manuel just wanted to mourn his friend without getting hassled by police yet again. If your good friend you grew up with was recently murdered, would YOU be calm and collected? Who reading this now has never acted rash during a time of serious emotional stress? Maybe the Police should have a little more respect and they would't get shot at.
Tracy

Quincy, MA

#18 Apr 13, 2010
I sure he had a previous record and some serious other chares but once again The Judge did not do his job and put him in jail and maybe his time in jail would of change his life and he would still be here. The court system is a joke. You can commit any crime and repeat many times and just say that you have a drug addiction and get off, and walk out of the courtroom. The judges are letting to many serious offenders out into the public and later on they hurt or murder someone.
It is politics lawyer knowing someone in the court system.Example Quincy
carey cooper

Warren, MI

#19 Apr 13, 2010
boston cop,s kill another black kid someboby,s is getting a raise
CV from Massachusets

United States

#20 Apr 13, 2010
There is no reason to make a reference about "race" hello wake US? This is 21st century. Do we still have to be racists? This country is now about 30% non-white races and its foundation is immigrant, just like this kid's family. Still, if a crime happens that involve Whites and Other races, we bring race as an issue? You are the IGNORANT one here, because no one so far mentioned race being the cause. I wonder if you will be speaking about race 30-50 years from now when US starts to be like S. America, predominantly non-whites? You should think about what to teach your children...peace & love to all "humans" even, to animals like horses, cats, and all living creatures.
CV from Massachusets

United States

#21 Apr 13, 2010
My comment "CV from Massachusetts" is a response to your stupid comment.
CV from Massachusets

United States

#22 Apr 13, 2010
again
carey cooper wrote:
boston cop,s kill another black kid someboby,s is getting a raise

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