TALBOT AVENUE HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

At about 7:55pm, on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan/Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired at 231 Talbot Avenue in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a black female, lying on the ground outside the address, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced. The victim has been identified as Denise Ledbetter, 39, of Mattapan.In addition to the above, officers located another victim, a 21 year-old black male, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. This victim was found on the 1st floor of the location. This victim was transported to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. For individuals who wish to remain anonymous, you are urged to call either the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Police will protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.