At about 2:10 AM on Sunday, March 27, 2016, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 227 River Street in Mattapan.
Upon arrival, officers observed a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, who has since been identified as Chaz Burton, 26, of Lynn, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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.