At about 12:40 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 2 Bentham Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located and recovered ballistic evidence but no victim. Officers later learned that a male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound, had left the scene prior to the arrival of police and had self-applied to an area hospital. The victim, a male believed to be in his late 20's, was later transferred to the Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Nathaniel Rivers, 29, of Roxbury.
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 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.