Investigation Update: In June of 2019, Boston Police Homicide Detectives identified Ricardo Jamesy Washington, 24, of Roxbury, as the suspect wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of Donell Davis several weeks before in Dorchester. Investigators applied for and were granted a warrant for his arrest in Dorchester District Court on charges of Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The suspect is now in custody and awaiting rendition in Atlanta, Georgia, after being arrested by local authorities on bank robbery charges on Wednesday October 16, 2019. There is no immediate timetable for his return for arraignment in Dorchester District Court.
The original facts and circumstances surrounding this incident are as follows: At about 10:05 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Milton Avenue in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim inside a residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering life threatening injuries, was pronounced non-viable on scene. The victim was later identified as Donell Davis, 24-years-old, of Boston.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 in need of emotional support or 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.