Fiorentini Vows to Increase Haverhill Police Patrols After Emerson Street Shooting

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Mayor Fiorentini vows to increase police patrols and consider the installation of more security cameras in the wake of the weekend shooting death of city man Jeffrey Larkin. (File photograph)

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini met with neighbors in the area of the Emerson Street shooting this week, vowing to increase police patrols in the wake of the murder of city man Jeffrey Larkin.

“We are all deeply concerned about shootings. No one should have to live in fear,” Fiorentini said. “We are increasing police patrols in this area and I have directed the police department to evaluate whether or not more security cameras are needed.”

As the investigation into Sunday’s shooting continues, Fiorentini said he is “confident” police will bring those responsible to justice.

Larkin’s death is the city’s first murder of 2018.

“This is the city’s first homicide this year, but it is one too many,” Fiorentini said.

Forty-year-old Larkin sustained a gunshot wound to his chest Sunday, May 6, shortly before 11 p.m. Police responded to the incident near Emerson and Grand Streets and Larkin was taken to Holy Family Hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.