Death Investigation in the Area of 2044 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury


At about 10:56 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2016, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 2044 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the area of 5 Cleaves Court. The victim was transported to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased. 

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.