Roberto Aviles, 19, who had been clinging to life for more than 12 hours, became the city’s latest homicide victim when he was pronounced dead at Boston City Hospital yesterday afternoon.
Aviles, who was shot in the left side of the face by two unknown assailants on Monadnock Street in Dorchester, died several hours after surgery, according to a hospital spokesman.
His slaying brought the number of homicides in the city this year to 46. Two others died Monday night at knifepoint in separate incidents.
Orville Williamson, who was killed in a knife attack Monday afternoon, had been stabbed a dozen times in an attack in August, police said. They were investigating possible links between the two assaults, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.
“Homicide is aware of the other incident, and they are investigating,” said police spokeswoman Jill Reilly. “They have no other comment.”
Although Williamson provided police with a description of two assailants in the August attack, no arrests were ever made, Reilly said. She said police had no description of suspects in Monday’s knifing.
Williamson, 35, was found dead in his first-floor apartment about 5:15 p.m. Monday. Gregory Benders, 24, was stabbed in an attack in Roxbury yesterday morning.
James Fuller, 27, of Michigan Avenue in Dorchester, surrendered to authorities in Area B a few hours after the attack on Benders. Dorchester District Judge Charles A. Spurlock ordered Fuller held without bond.
Fuller turned himself in after a witness placed him at the scene of the slaying, which took place at 2 Miller Park.
Mayor Flynn is expected to propose a sweeping “safe neighborhoods” program today that will include a special court for drug offenders and provide incentives for citizens to turn in guns.
Another man who was injured Monday night remained at Boston City Hospital yesterday.
Alvaro Argote, 21, was listed in stable condition after being shot in the right arm and chest outside a Warren Street residence in Roxbury.
Police said there is no indication that any of the incidents were gang-related.