Man shot dead during Worcester fireworks

There are 14 comments on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story from Jul 3, 2012, titled Man shot dead during Worcester fireworks. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

A man was shot and killed in a brazen attack on Grafton Street tonight while the Independence Day fireworks were still exploding.

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bpthoodnews

Garfield, NJ

#2 Jul 3, 2012
Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford CT lot worse than MA Cities.
KathyCruz

Bronx, NY

#3 Jul 4, 2012
bpthoodnews wrote:
Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford CT lot worse than MA Cities.
What the hell does that have to do with this particular story?
Hank

Sturbridge, MA

#4 Jul 4, 2012
This is the second time with in a couple of weeks someone get shot in the head like this one in Providence and now in Worcester. What happened to the "Days of fist fighting"? What happened to believing and Fearing God most of all. Sinceless violence! How sad! My prayer goes out to all victims and their Family's.
Death penalty

Milford, MA

#5 Jul 4, 2012
Think it's time..... These scrubs.
Karma

Clearwater, FL

#6 Jul 8, 2012
Johnny robbed the wrong people this time and now he has paid with his life! He has a criminal arrest record but has never done a single day in jail. He has been a rat and thief all his life. He moved out of Worcester to hide and was stupid enough to go to Grafton St, he was seen and the hit was on! He died the way he lived.
Joe McCarthy

Worcester, MA

#7 Jul 10, 2012
See, what people aren't saying is that Johnny was really a Communist, and that he was "taken care of" by some G-men.
Karma

Clearwater, FL

#9 Jul 16, 2012
I seen the statements my self punk!He snitched his on brother and evrybody else back in the day.He sust got busted again last feb.oh funny nhe aint in jail again never done a day.He snitched his on brother!I know he didnt shoot no untouchable eather.I wont put the people out there but it wasnt him.That shit that happened was messed up,but he would of done the same if he had any balls.I stayed shut but you are talking staright bull and anybody from the hill know it...
Karma

Clearwater, FL

#10 Jul 16, 2012
Oh and by the way I never even heard of you ,mind your buisness!
Karma

Clearwater, FL

#11 Jul 17, 2012
Shawn W Keenan wrote:
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[b]I disagree with some of that....[/b]
One thing is for sure that Jonny was not a rat! I used to hang with him for years and did some grimey stuff to people and when he got caught and I got away most of the time, he never said a word about me to the cops. Another thing a lot of people don't realize is the home invasion happened when Jon was a juvenile and he did get locked up for a while in DYS. He got out because of paying for a very good lawyer which is very possible.
Nobody deserves to be killed in front of their children and wife. The shooter is a f*cking "COWARD" and has no balls to do it to someone's face. He had to do it from behind like a big'ol P*ssy! I am sure Jon's other friends have an idea or already know who did it and he will be killed before the cops get him. Even if the killer goes to jail, he will be killed in P.C because that's where the coward would go to hide!!!
Jon did not mess with anyone unless provoked by someone. Anybody could have been his friend, but if you decide to mess with him. Than you get beat down and if you bring guns to the fight, your going to get shot back at. The little coward at least should have done it to his face. Shooting someone from behind, come on now. Jon died and don't know who did it. So the shooter killed him for nothing basically. The shooter want's the credit for the kill. Because killing Jon would make a lot of gang banger's happy. When he does that, it will spread and he will be in the newspaper next!
Jon was a good family man. He supported his family. Because of his past of course he had to make his dough on the street. Who the hell would have hired him after a criminal check?!
Another thing nobody really knows is the home they did the invasion on back in '95 and took all the guns and money is that the girl who lived there told them about the guns and that they had a safe and told them how to get in it. The girl in the house knew what was going to happen but after it happened she didn't want to get in trouble so she played the cops and parents and then ratted on everyone there. They all knew the girl there and knew the girl knew all of them. Jon and his boy's would have never been that stupid to do that. She was in on it until it happened and then she told cops all of their names. So before talking sh*t, get your facts straight!
I myself don't understand why he would sit around that area as it is loaded with other gangs that would like him dead. Most gangs hated him because he would not join their gangs and was not scared of any of them. He built his own gang around '96 and '97 and within one week, his crew was bigger than any gang in Worcester. The gangs started to mess with him for it ever since then.
I will say it now as is dead. He did a drive by over by Peoples Market on Providence St. and shot a black male that was in 'The Untouchables' now 'Vice Lords'. John Melendez and some of his boys were driving around looking at everyone's faces because he saw who shot him but didn't know who Jon was or even his name. That is the same area the black male hangs around. At the time 'John John' R.I.P. Told me it could be 10, 20 years from now and they will find who did it. I myself think they found him and at a vulnerable moment.
Because of the coward, Jon's daughter thinks it is all her fault because she is why he was there. The killer didn't just ruin Jon's life, he destroyed his daughters life because of what happened. By killing him with her on his lap made it even worse. The girl's mind will be f*cked for the rest of her life.
Rest In Paradise "Jonathan Kapulka" I'm sure you will meet your killer shortly up there!$
I do not know where you got your information but there is not one word of truth in your entire post! You were not there, you only know the stories told! I was there! So before you tell your tales of guns, drugs and gangs get your facts straight. I will say no more on this subject
not seen but always here

Worcester, MA

#12 Aug 20, 2013
He is gone but always remembered. Solid dude with a solid family. Keep the bullshit comments to your self and let him rest in peace and let his fam have some tranquility. RESPECT
Swing and a Miss

Auburn, MA

#13 Aug 21, 2013
Seriously, people who pull home invasions are not a "solid dude". Sounds like some1 needs to re-evaluate their standards.
fuckworcester

Newton Highlands, MA

#14 Jul 8, 2014
paxton^ worcester dwn
Drizzah

Worcester, MA

#15 Jan 11, 2015
Karma wrote:
I seen the statements my self punk!He snitched his on brother and evrybody else back in the day.He sust got busted again last feb.oh funny nhe aint in jail again never done a day.He snitched his on brother!I know he didnt shoot no untouchable eather.I wont put the people out there but it wasnt him.That shit that happened was messed up,but he would of done the same if he had any balls.I stayed shut but you are talking staright bull and anybody from the hill know it...
Hey' I guess since you seen the statements. You must be one of the snitches?! Jon did no time for that back in the day because he was the only juvenile. Anybody from the streets that knows anything about getting into dirt is to always bring an adult along. The adult always has to take the wrap unless the juvenile pleads guilty. To me b*tch n*cca, you are either a cop or some little biatch @ss youngster talking sh*t homey... You also got the wrong Jon n*cca. The snitch was JOHN M.- R.I.P - Not Melendez either. Take it and run with it. I heard of that n*cca and tha'ts how I know you a cop or a b*tch @ss youngster running ya mouth.

Since: Jan 15

Worcester, MA

#16 Jan 11, 2015
Karma wrote:
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I do not know where you got your information but there is not one word of truth in your entire post! You were not there, you only know the stories told! I was there! So before you tell your tales of guns, drugs and gangs get your facts straight. I will say no more on this subject
Sounds like one of the many peeps who said the same thing to me the last few years. I was there or was supposed to be there or I was just with him a couple of hours before it went down, hahaha! Lil' n*cca you a wanna-b thug n*cca in my mind. From all the peeps who have said that to me, Jon would have had over a hundred n*ccas with him, hahaha! It also sounds to me like you may be a snitch n*cca that told someone he was there or one of his so called boyz that just stood there like a b*tch and watched his boy die like a chump! B*tch n*cca you sound stupid!

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