Update: Suspect Arrested in the Murder of Joseph Morante

Earlier this morning members of the Youth Violence Strike Force and Brockton Police arrested Elosko Brown, 27, of Brockton for the murder of Joseph Morante. Brown will be arraigned tomorrow in Roxbury District Court.  After a thorough and complete investigation, the Boston Police Homicide Unit, working closely with District D-4 (South End) detectives, Drug Control Unit, Boston Reginal Intelligence Center (BRIC), Crime Stoppers,  Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Electronic Crimes/Forensic Group were able to identify and name the suspect responsible for the shooting.  Accordingly, detectives sought and obtained an arrest warrant in the name of the suspect.

The facts of the homicide are as follows:

At about 1:29 PM, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, officers from district D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a Person Shot in the area of 1053 Tremont Street, Roxbury.

On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center were he was pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as Joseph Morante, 19, of Revere.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.