At about 5:15 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2016, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a fight in the area of 1071 Massachusetts Avenue. On arrival, officers located a male victim 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. The victim has since been identified as Stephen Cherup, 50, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
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 who was placed in custody and has since been charged with Murder in Boston Municipal Court.
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.