At about 11:25 AM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 332 Harvard Street, Dorchester.
Upon arrival, officers observed that a fire had been set in the first floor residence of the above. Boston fire personnel responded and were quickly able to contain the fire. Officers entered the apartment and found a 37-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Boston EMTs pronounced the male victim deceased at the scene. The victim has since been identified as 37-year-old Richard Long of Boston.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.