Deputy City Editor

Mike Bello

Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.

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 MURDER PROBE Boston police are investigating the death of a teenager who was shot on a Dorchester street late Wednesday night. The name of the victim was not released, but police said he was believed to be in his late teens. Police responded around 11:15 p.m. to 10 Payson Ave. to investigate a report of shots fired. The victim was taken to a Boston hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470, by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

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 CAPTURED A Lawrence man accused of strangling the mother of his son to death in her Methuen home last September was arrested in California on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from the Essex district attorney’s office. Emilio DeLarosa, 33, was taken into custody by State Police troopers after they identified him in Patterson, Calif., the statement said. DeLarosa is charged with killing 29-year-old Wanda Rosa, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his 4-year-old son, in her home at 5 Tudor St. in Methuen on Sept. 12, 2016. Rosa had an active restraining order against DeLarosa at the time of her murder, the statement said.

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A 30-year-old woman was shot to death in Roxbury Sunday night, Boston police said.

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 NANTUCKET DROWNING A man drowned at a Nantucket beach amid rough seas after a high surf advisory was issued by the National Weather Service Wednesday due to Hurricane Gert located hundreds of miles off shore. The man was found off Nobadeer Beach shortly after 12 p.m., when around a dozen swimmers there became caught in a rip current, Nantucket police Chief William Pittman said. “There were probably close to a dozen people at the beach outside of the lifeguard zone,” Pittman said. “They appeared to be in distress.” Pittman said around six to eight lifeguards entered the choppy waters to assist the distressed swimmers when “one of the lifeguards saw something or somebody in the water 300 yards away.” The lifeguard swam out and found that “an individual was face down in the water, floating,” Pittman said.

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