UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION IN THE AREA OF 265 CENTRE STREET

Homicide Victim Identified

At about 12:41am, on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, officers from Area E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 265 Centre Street. After conducting a search of the area, officers located a black male in his 20’s suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced on the scene.

The victim has been identified as Derek Crowder, 25, of Roxbury.

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 assist this investigation anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested only in your information, not your identity.