Crime

Person Shot in Broad Daylight near Prudential Center Has Died

He was pronounced dead after a shooting on Huntington Avenue. A suspect has been taken into custody.


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A taxi driver shot outside Boston’s Prudential Center on Huntington Avenue has died and a suspect is in custody, police said Tuesday in the wake of a brazen attack at a busy intersection.

Police say a call for a shooting at the corner of Huntington and West Newton Street came in just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, and a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim has since been identified as 60-year-old Luckinson Oruma. Prosecutors say he was shot nine times.

A suspect, 34-year old Phillip Foy, of Pawtucket, was arrested at nearby Ring Road, and faces charges for murder, armed carjacking, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police say witnesses identified Foy as he attempted to flee the scene in a taxi cab. At an arraignment Wednesday, Foy pleaded not guilty.

The scene of the shooting is near a highly trafficked sidewalk and intersection, a public fountain, the Colonnade Hotel, and an entrance to the Pru, as well as several restaurants and shops. There were no other reports of injuries in the area immediately reported.

A homicide investigation was underway Tuesday. The Mass Pike off-ramps to Copley and Prudential Center were closed to traffic at midday as part of the probe. At 1:38 p.m., State Police announced the ramps had re-opened.