At about 1:36 AM on Sunday, January 10, 2015, officers assigned to District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 144 Falcon Street.
Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 16-year-old Christofer Perez-De la Cruz.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 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.