Earlier today, at about 11:15 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit located and arrested Travis Phillips, 27, of Dorchester, in the area of 150 Worcester Street in the South End. The suspected was wanted on a warrant in connection to a recent homicide in Dorchester. The suspect will be arraigned.
Earlier this week, at about 7:15 AM on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and Homicide Unit arrested Michael Carleton, 32, of Mattapan, in the area of 90 Woodbole Street in Mattapan. The suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection to a recent homicide in Dorchester. The suspect will be arraigned on one charge of Murder in Roxbury District Court.
The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 9:50 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Brookford and Dacia Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his thirties suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Deondra Lee, 36, of Dorchester.
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.
If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.