Reported that Art Institute of Boston Shawn Dow student fell off the black-top roof of a building and landed in an alley. Shawn was attending a Friday night party with about 20 college students and other young adults chatting and sipping beer. About 1:30 a.m, three uninvited men showed up at the door and one got into a heated argument with a woman inside the apartment, touching off a brawl that involved about 20 males. Somehow, Shawn fell off the roof and died as result of his injuries.
Globe correspondent Jeff Elliott contributed to this report.
Reported that the cause of death is still under investigation
and provided the reaction of Shawn's family to his death, including the lack of
Posted: 11/19/07 Top of page Article
Reported on the police activity in various Boston
neighborhoods including Allston were the party and fight that caused Shawn Dow
to loss his life and nearby Brookline which is said to be well-policed. Reported
that students have complained about overly aggressive patrols in the
neighborhoods closest to Boston University, however, the lack of police
presence that would discourage rowdiness in Allston is said to lead to these
unfortunate consequences. "Patrols in the neighborhoods would have noticed a disturbance on the relatively
busy thoroughfare. Should a noisy party or disturbance begin to play out in
Brookline, less than a mile from Allston, it would likely be quickly answered by
patrol cars that are situated in student areas, awaiting the first signs of
By Globe Staff
Reported that Shawn Dow’s autopsy determined that a he died from injuries consistent with a fall off the roof of a four-story building, not a fight.
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