Police identify pair dead in Medford shooting
Police have named the man and woman who died this afternoon in a west Medford shooting that was an apparent domestic dispute.
Dead are Evalina Maria Lattoure, 39, and Gregory Alan Phillips, 57, both of Medford, police said.
The shooting, reported at about 2:20 p.m., prompted a brief precautionary lockdown at Washington Elementary and South Medford High schools until police could confirm what had happened, Medford Police Chief Randy Schoen said.
Police received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting and arrived at 725 Beekman Ave. at 2:24 p.m. to find two people dead in the driveway of the home, the back unit of a duplex, Schoen said.
Officers and detectives swarmed the neighborhood, briefly blocking portions of Beekman Avenue and Peach Street as they secured the scene and sought witnesses.
Dustin Wilhelmi, who lives in the adjoining unit of the duplex with his mother and sister, said he heard a gunshot and stepped outside to see what was happening.
He saw someone partially on the ground next to a car parked in the driveway of the rear unit. As he looked on in shock, he saw a man in the car shoot himself.
“I freaked out and called the cops,” he said. “That’s some scary stuff.”
They said Lattoure had lived just down the street with her 9-year-old daughter, her daughter’s father and another man she had a relationship with. Neighbors described both of the men as Lattoure’s former boyfriends, but said they all seemed to get along well.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which police described as a domestic violence case ending in a homicide and a suicide, continues.
- Anita Burke