BPD Officers Arrest Suspect in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 1071 Massachusetts Ave: At about 5:15 PM on Saturday October 22, 2016, officers responded to a call for a fight in the area of 1071 Massachusetts Ave. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his late forties, suffering from what appeared to be life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. According to witnesses, the altercation involved two individuals who appeared to be homeless. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the other combatant. Officers arrested Peter McGowan, 53, of Boston and charged him with Murder.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to Homicide Unit 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.