Suspect in Boston police shooting wrote of Islamic ‘rebirth,’ had several aliases

BOSTON —5 Investigates uncovered six aliases used by Kirk Figueroa, the man killed by Boston police after he shot two officers on Wednesday night in East Boston.

He took on an alias as he experienced what he called an Islamic “rebirth” in Africa.

The aliases, along with his seeming obsession with police and security, help make Figueroa a picture of contradictions and confusion: a 33-year-old man who started at least three companies in Florida and other states focused on security and protection who yesterday nearly killed two police officers responding to a domestic violence call.

5 Investigates uncovered a job posting for “Police Protection” for one of those companies, Bailrunners. In it, Figueroa identifies himself as Muhummed Isa Al Mahdi. The ad said Al Mahdi was looking for people interested in helping him “hunt down fugitives and bring them to justice.”

  • Clink9

    Hillary voter.

  • Alain

    I confess (sorry if I offend) those born-again Christians can annoy me at times, but those born-again Muslims will kill you. So I’ll take those born-again Christians any time over the second lot.

    • Me too.

    • GrimmCreeper

      Wait, if they are born again does that mean we need to quadruple tap instead of double tap?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    They always have aliases.
    I’ll give him one more: Hazm bin Fuqqd.