Death Investigation in Area of 46 Washington Street in Dorchester


At about 1:16 PM on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 46 Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers learned of four victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims, a 17 year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two other victims, both in their late teens, were transported to area hospitals where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries, while a fourth victim, a female in her sixties, was treated for a non-life threatening injury at the scene.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review 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.

Said Commissioner William Evans: “When a young man gets shot and killed in broad daylight, we all should be outraged. I’m calling on the community to step up and help us identify the individual who did this. There were a lot of people out who may have seen something and we need their help. Every bit of information counts. But, if we can’t step up now and work together to solve this crime then something’s wrong.”