Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester


At about 1:49pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 3 Trull Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as John Colon, 20, of Dorchester. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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.