Ellington Street Homicide Victim Identified

On Sunday morning April 30, 2006, at about 3:51am, officers from District 3 responded to 37 Ellington Street in Roxbury for a person shot. On arrival, officers discovered two people shot at that location. Victim #1 was pronounced while victim #2 was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The deceased victim in this incident has been identified as 40-year-old Eric Thomas of Jamaica, recently living in Boston. The cause of death as determined by the Medical Examiner was a gunshot wound and the manner of death ruled a homicide.Homicide Investigators continue to investigate this shooting and urge anyone with information about incident to contact them at the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-494-TIPS.