Quick, Courageous Response Enables BPD Officers to Track Down and Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 102 Winthrop Street in Roxbury
At about 6:43 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to call for a person shot in the area of 102 Winthrop Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his thirties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Within minutes of the original call, officers were able to ascertain and broadcast a description of a vehicle seen fleeing the area. Responding officers were able to locate and stop that vehicle in the area of 300 Warren Street. Once the vehicle was stopped, officers, with their firearms unholstered, ordered the suspect to exit the vehicle. Once outside the car, officers arrested Tyrone Worrell, 39, of Boston and charged him with Murder. Worrell is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Said Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t commend my officers enough for the quick and courageous response that led to the swift arrest of the suspect wanted in connection to this incident. Those of us in law enforcement know all too well that there are few calls, if any, more dangerous for a police officer to respond to than those involving armed suspects. Yet, within minutes of the original call, my officers, once again displaying praiseworthy levels of bravery and courage, were able to quickly track down and apprehend an armed felon now facing the prospect of spending the rest of his adult life behind bars.”
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to call detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit (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. Together we make our city safer. The men and women of the Boston Police Department are here to help 24/7/365.