UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION AT 19 GROOM STREET - Homicide Victim Identified

On Monday, March 14, 2011 around 10:47pm, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to 19 Groom Street in Dorchester for a person shot. On arrival, officers located an 18-year old male suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center by EMS with life threatening injuries where he was later pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Jorge Louis Tavares, 18, of Dorchester.

Boston Police Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. The Boston Police Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to please contact detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Individuals wishing to provide information anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is interested in what you know, not who you are.