Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester


At about 7:55 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Norton Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased on scene. The victim has since been identified as Dwayne Nelson, 27, of Haverhill, Massachusetts. 

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives 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.