State and local officials are investigating every angle in the shooting death of Revere’s Richard Pignone, 55, at an apartment in the Rose Street Development last Thursday night.
Revere Police and Revere Fire responded to 52 Rose St. at about 9:20 p.m. after a smoke alarm activation in the apartment. On arrival, they found an unresponsive adult male inside the residence. Emergency medical technicians pronounced him dead at the scene.
He was apparently cooking when he was shot, as it was food on the stove burning that apparently triggered the smoke alarms.
The apartment where Pignone was shot is also the apartment where former Revere Police Officer Joe Anzalone lives. Anzalone was once indicted in 1987 in a large loan sharking investigation throughout Revere and Eastie. There was no indication that he was at the scene during the shooting, though.
Pignone was well known on Broadway and was a noted hair stylist in the 1980s.
On Thursday night, after finding him dead, Revere Police notified members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, who have jurisdiction over death investigations in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, and State property within the City of Boston. The State Police Crime Scene Services Section also responded to assist in processing the scene.
No arrests had been made by Tuesday morning, but the investigation is very active.
DA Dan Conley and Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli urged anyone with information on the incident to call Revere Police at 781-286-8340 or the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.