At about 11:08 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 21 Greenville Street. On arrival, officers discovered two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported by EMS to local hospitals. One victim, later identified as Raheem Ramirez, 22, of Boston, was later pronounced dead while the other victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officers received information at the scene that two male suspects on a motor scooter were observed leaving the area immediately after the incident.
At about 11:15 PM, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force observed two males matching the given description riding on a scooter in the area of Dudley and Shirley Streets. After a brief pursuit, officers were able to take both suspects, later identified as Elijah Small, 19, of Norwood and Lamar Brison, 24, of Dorchester, into custody. Officers also recovered a firearm during the foot chase. It is not known at this time if both suspects were directly involved in the shooting on Greenville Street.
Both men are scheduled to appear in Roxbury District Court. Small is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Brison who was operating the motor scooter, is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Witness Interference, Obstruction of Justice, Refusal to Submit, Operating to Endanger and Operating with a Suspended License.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.