Manchester woman found murdered in Mass. by alleged gang member

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MANCHESTER, NH – A Manchester woman has been identified as one of two murder victims who died in Dorchester, Mass., last week at the hands of one man, an alleged gang member who is now in custody.

Michaela Gingras, 24, was identified as one of two victims of Lance Holloman, 30, of Dorchester, Mass., who was charged with the two killings which took place Sept. 10, described by authorities as a “rampage.”

Last Sunday at about 5 p.m. police allege Holloman fatally shot Scott M. Stevens Jr., 32, of Taunton, Mass., and injured Stevens’ father, as the two men rode motorcycles together on the Southeast Expressway in Mass. Stevens died of his injuries. Several hours later, Holloman shot Ms. Gingras inside an apartment in Dorchester.

Stevens Sr. is expected to survive his injuries, authorities said Friday.

A Dorchester Police narrative detailing the events leading to Hollowell’s arrest is below: 

At about 10:22 p.m. on September 10, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester, Mass.) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 11 Santuit St.

Upon arrival, officers observed an adult female suffering from apparent gunshot wounds inside the residence. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene. The female victim has since been identified as 24-year-old Michaela Gingras of Manchester, NH. 

On September 15, 2017,  State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced that warrants charging a Dorchester man with the homicides of Scott M. Stevens, Jr., and Michaela Gingras have been lodged at the Suffolk County Jail, where he is currently held without bail in unrelated cases.

The warrants, obtained Sept. 14, charge Lance Holloman, 30, with murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and other offenses for allegedly shooting Stevens, 32, and a 54-year-old relative as they rode their motorcycles southbound on Route 93 near the Neponset Avenue exit at about 5 p.m. Sunday evening. Stevens, a resident of East Taunton, died of his injuries at Boston Medical Center on Wednesday; his relative is expected to survive.

The warrants also charge Holloman with murder for Gingras’ fatal shooting. The 24-year-old resident of Manchester was found with fatal gunshot injuries several hours later inside a residence on Santuit Street in Dorchester. She was pronounced dead at the scene late Sunday night.

The charges reflect around-the clock investigation by and communication between the Boston Police Homicide Unit, which responded to Santuit Street, and the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations on State roadways within the City of Boston. Commissioner Evans, Colonel McKeon, and District Attorney Conley stressed that the investigation into both incidents remains very active, and anyone with information on either one is urged to share it with Boston Police at 617-343-4470 or State Police at 617-727-8817.

Holloman was arrested by Franklin Police on three outstanding warrants following a motor vehicle collision early Monday morning. One of the warrants charged unlawful possession of a firearm for a May 31 incident in which he allegedly directed another person to throw a loaded handgun from a vehicle while fleeing a traffic stop; Holloman evaded police but a warrant issued for his arrest.

Holloman was arraigned Monday afternoon in Dorchester Municipal Court, where Judge James Coffey imposed $150,000 cash bail on the gun case, revoked Holloman’s bail for 60 days on an unrelated pending case charging assault and battery and animal cruelty, and imposed an additional $500 bail on an unrelated pending case charging operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Holloman had earlier failed to appear in court on both these latter cases, triggering default warrants in both.

Holloman was an alleged member of the Wainwright Gang, according to a report in the Boston Globe, and has a history of dealing drugs, according to court records.

Because he is held on high bail in one case and his bail is revoked in another, Holloman will be brought into court for arraignment on the murder and attempted murder charges on a future date that has not yet been scheduled.

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