UPDATE: Homicide Investigators Arrest Male in Connection to Fatal Shooting in Dorchester

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Investigation Update: At about 7:30 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit, assisted by Manchester Police and the US Marshals, arrested Brian Joyce, 25, of Dorchester in connection to a homicide investigation. Joyce was arrested in Manchester, NH for an active warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:46 PM, on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27, of Randolph.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.


UPDATE: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27-years-old, of Randolph.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Death Investigation in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

 

At about 11:46 PM on Monday, September 16, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. 

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

Community members wishing to assist this search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Loaded Firearm and Drugs in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:30 AM, on Friday, September 13, 2019, officers assigned to the District C-11 (Dorchester) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, with the assistance of members of the District E-5 (West Roxbury) Neighbor Drug Control Unit, executed a search warrant in the area of 70 Lyndhurst Street in Dorchester. During the execution of the search warrant, officers safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 firearm (see photo) with a defaced serial number containing 27 rounds of ammunition, 2 thirty round magazines, as well as a quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials, and other evidence of the selling of illegal drugs. As a result, officers then arrested the target of their investigation, Nyjulius Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device (2 Counts), Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

 

Long Time BPD Community Partner Father Doc Conway Featured in Online Video Tribute

Thank you to online media source Only Good TV for their piece highlighting one of our most valued partners in the community, Father Richard ‘Doc’ Conway, of Saint Peter’s Church in Dorchester. Father Conway has lived and worked in the Boston area his entire life, forging relationships both within the Boston Police Department and across the neighborhoods we serve together in the pursuit of peace and harmony. If you have a few minutes to spare, please enjoy this video and get to know one of Dorchester’s most engaging personalities.

 

BPD in the Community: Thank You to Everyone Who Attended Another Successful Flashlight Walk in Dorchester

BPD in the Community: Earlier this week, on Tuesday August 20, 2019, Mayor Walsh joined members of the BPD Command Staff and officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) for a Flashlight Walk in Dorchester. Community members of all ages came out to walk on a beautiful evening while stopping along the way to say hello to their friends and neighbors.

Thank you to everyone who made it a point to attend and if you or someone you know would like to attend a future Flashlight Walk, please call the BPD's Neighborhood Watch Unit at (617) 343-4345 or send an email to: meetinginfo@pd.boston.gov for more information.

 

Great Work Recognized: BEST Team Clinician Kimberly Hula and Officer Devon Cornelius Honored at Boston Police Headquarters

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Great Work Recognized: Earlier today, on Thursday August 22, 2019, Commissioner Gross presented commendations to BEST Team Clinician Kimberly Hula and Police Officer Devon Cornelius, assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), for their ongoing efforts to further develop the Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST) Co-Response Program. Over a four-week period, Officer Cornelius and Ms. Hula worked together as a unit dedicated exclusively to calls involving mental health issues, tracking critical information for each response and conducting proactive follow-ups when appropriate.

This partnership has provided immeasurable benefits to our officers as well as the community at large while connecting those in need with necessary services.

For their efforts and tireless dedication, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.

 

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm During Investigation into Shots Fired Incident in Dorchester

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At about 4:05 PM on Friday August 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) arrested Lisa Nguyen, 26, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 45 Adams Street in Dorchester. During the stop, officers located and recovered a fully loaded 9mm Glock 19 Gen 4 with an extended magazine which was loaded 24 rounds of ammunition, including one round in the chamber. The firearm was located inside a bag that the suspect was carrying at the time of the traffic stop.

The officers had stopped the vehicle as part of an investigation into a shots fired incident that occurred on Tuesday August 6, 2019, in the area of 15 Lincoln Street in Dorchester. There were no injuries or ballistic damage reported during the initial incident although officers did recover several shell casings at the crime scene. District detectives continue to investigate the suspect’s possible involvement in that incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.

 

Suspect in Custody After Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Drugs and Stun Gun in Dorchester

 

At about 9:00 AM on Thursday August 8, 2019, officers assigned to the Drug Control Units from District C-11 (Dorchester) and District E-5 (West Roxbury) executed a search warrant which led to the arrest of Alexander Delarosa, 43, of Jamaica Plain, on drug and weapons related charges in the area of 25 Wales Street in Dorchester. Officers approached and stopped the suspect at which time they were able to safely recover 23 bags of crack cocaine, 8 bags of fentanyl, several suboxone strips and a stun gun from the suspect. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class A Drugs, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs and Unlawful Possession of a Stun Gun.

 

BPD in the Community: Children from the Junior Police Academy Visit Patriot Place in Foxborough

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY: Today, August, 7, 2019, children from District B-3 (Mattapan) and District C-11 (Dorchester), joined Boston Police Officers for a Junior Police Academy outing at Patriot Place in Foxborough. The children were not camera shy and enjoyed taking pictures while touring the Patriots Hall of Fame interactive museum, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. We are happy that the children and our officers were able to enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and connecting with each other. Another successful day with the JPA!

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

Investigation Update: At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. That victim has since been identified as Alfredo Centeio, 30, of Dorchester. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma

 

Death Investigation in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester 

 

At about 12:45 AM on Thursday, August 1, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 58 Percival Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence and damaged motor vehicles. At about 12:54 AM, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. Officers arrived on scene and located a non-viable adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a motor vehicle. A second male victim with apparent gunshot wounds was being treated inside of the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma

 

Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

Investigation Update: At about 11:10 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for two people shot in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, who has since been identified as Christian Nunes, 20, of Dorchester, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene while the second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

Officers Assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Juvenile Carrying a Loaded Firearm

At about 9:36 PM, on Monday, July 29, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 455 Quincy Street, Dorchester. 

Officers were patrolling on Columbia Road near Ceylon Street, when they observed a group of males walking toward Ceylon Park.  One male in particular was tightly clutching a fanny pack that was secured across his chest while continuously looking back, which is consistent with an armed gunman. 

As officers exited their motor vehicle and approached the males on foot, they observed the suspect continue to clutch the fanny pack on his left side. At the sight of officers, the male suspect fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away. Officers observed a firearm inside the fanny pack as it was already unzipped.  Recovered was a loaded Smith and Wesson 38SW Special Revolver CTG with 6 rounds of ammunition.

The 17-year-old, juvenile male, of Dorchester, was charged with Delinquent to Wit Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Delinquent to Wit Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card. He will be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

Death Investigation in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester

 

Death Investigation: At about 11:10 PM on Sunday, July 28, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to an outside scene for two people shot in the area of 169 Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene while the second victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.

 

BPD in the Community: Coffee with a Cop Stops by Ripple Cafe in Dorchester

At 9:00 AM. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Coffee with a Cop stopped by Ripple Café located at 1906 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello and a special thanks to Ripple Café for providing the refreshments for the event.  If you are interested in learning about starting a Neighborhood Watch Group or interested in attending a future Coffee with a Cop event, please call (617) 343-4345.