Grief overflows in shooting death of former UMass Boston assistant basketball coach

Carol Price was on the porch of her Greenwood Street home in Dorchester, a mother trying to make sense of the senseless: Why did violence take her child from her?

A financial analyst, basketball coach, and youth mentor, Price had suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” and was found in a garage attached to the house that had been “converted into a room,’’ according to a police report.

She listed her son’s accomplishments: A graduate of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, he studied and played basketball with a Big Ten scholarship at the University of Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in just three years, going on to become a financial analyst.

Price gave back to his community, inspired by the memory of Steven Odom, who was killed by what police said at the time was an “errant bullet” intended for someone else.

Those who knew Price — loved ones, friends, and former colleagues — struggled Sunday to understand why the life of a man dedicated to peace would be cut short by violence.

The property manager, Vu Cuong, said neighbors have complained in the past about loud, late-night parties held in the unit adjacent to where Price’s body was found.

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