At about 4:37 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2016, officers from District District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Devon Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where it was later determined that the injury suffered was in fact a stab wound. The victim, a 15 year-old male from Boston, later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Investigators identified Amari Pope, 16, of Dorchester, as a person of interest in connection to this incident and placed him in custody without incident. The suspect has been charged in Dorchester District Court with Murder, Delinquent to Wit, and is currently being held without bail.