At about 8:06 PM on Tuesday September 20, 2016, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 55 Downer Avenue. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim in his early twenties who was transported to an area hospital by Boston EMS where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Jonathan Cardoso, 21, of Dorchester.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously