At about 8:04pm, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck in the area of 1485 Dorchester Avenue.
On arrival, officers observed the male victim receiving treatment by Boston Emergency Technicians. The victim suffering from life threatening injuries was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation suggests the operator of the motor vehicle (possibly a late model Toyota Camry or Nissan Maxima) did not stop after striking the victim. The suspect fled the area on Adams Street towards Park Street.
No further details are available at this time.
The Homicide Unit and Accident Reconstruction Team 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.