At about 9:30am, on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for two individuals reportedly breaking into a residence in the area of 85 Esmond Street. On arrival, officers observed one individual on the ground in front of the residence suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. That individual, suffering from life threatening injuries, was pronounced deceased on the scene. Meantime, officers learned of a second individual seen fleeing the area on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, officers apprehended the suspect, later identified as Cedric Slayden, who was taken into police custody after a gun was located in the immediate area.
Officers arrested Cedric Slayden, 18, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
A second firearm was located inside the residence.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.