UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION IN THE AREA OF 69 MAYWOOD STREET

Homicide Victim Identified

At about 3:22am, on Sunday, March 28, 2010, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired and, possibly, a person shot in the area of 69 Maywood Street. On arrival, officers located two victims (a 17 year-old male and a 20 year-old female) suffering from what appeared to gunshot wounds. The 17 year-old male, found inside the location, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased. The 20 year-old female, found outside the location, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Andrew Tavares of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner can either 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 what you know, NOT who you are.