At about 4:19 PM on Thursday, November 17, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 20 W. Cottage Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary information indicates the victim and suspect were known to each other.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.