HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIEDAt about 3:05am, on Thursday, January 17, 2008, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 20 Stratton Street. On arrival, officers located a black male, lying outside the above address, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced on the scene. The victim has since been identified as Roderick Carter, 24, of Dorchester. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470. Community members who wish to remain anonymous should either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.