Nathan Allen Wiki – Nathan Allen Bio
Nathan Allen identified as the man killed by Winthrop Police after he allegedly crashed a stolen truck into a home and fatally shot two bystanders. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime.
District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Allen had written “Troubling white supremacist rhetoric” and targeted the victims because they were Black.
He was 28-year-old.
Three people were shot and killed in Winthrop, including a suspected gunman who stole a truck and crashed it into a house before shooting two people Saturday afternoon, according to Massachusetts State Police.
At around 2:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a large truck crashing into a building near the intersection of Shirley and Cross Street. State Police later discovered that the suspect stole a truck “owned by a plumbing and drain company” and then crashed into a house on Veterans Road in Winthrop.
The stolen truck belonged to Rapid Flow Inc.
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“He came flying down Shirley Street, and it’s a very thin street. He was on the other side of the street,” said one witness. “So when he hit this house, I don’t think he ever touched the breaks.
The same witness said he was nearby when shots were fired by the suspect.
“I heard the boom, boom, boom, boom. I ran down and looked down. The first thing I saw was the body in the middle of the street. So I ran down and got down because the shots were still going. I saw the smoke from the gun,” said the same witness. “The girl was in the middle of the street on her stomach. Not moving, and I walked over to her and asked if she was ok. And she didn’t move.”
Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty says the suspect shot and killed a man and a woman near the scene, both of which were bystanders.
“After the truck crashed into the house that is behind us, the driver exited that truck, jumped over a fence, and walked down the street. He engaged the first victim and then engaged the second victim, who was further down the street,” said Delehanty.
I-Team sources say the male victim was a retired state trooper David L. Green.
Once officers arrived on the scene, they shot the suspect, who was then taken to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead due to his injuries.
The officer who shot the suspect was taken to a hospital for evaluation but was not seriously hurt.
State Police Superintendent Col. Christopher Mason says they have identified the victims, but, as of Saturday night, have not released their names to the public. He says they are still in the process of notifying their families.
Mason added that while the suspect’s identity is also known to the police, he has not been publicly identified.
Initial photos from the scene also showed another car had crashed nearby. Police later said the two occupants of that vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A state police spokesperson said Saturday that officials are investigating whether the male victim “may have been trying to engage the suspect to end the threat.”