At about 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 76 Homestead Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, who suffered life-threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 29-year-old Christian Rivera of Dorchester.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the investigation 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.