At about 4:46 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2016, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 51 Ames Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two male victims in their late twenties suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the second victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported and later pronounced deceased. The second victim has since been identified as Dantley Leonard, 28, of Kingston.
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.