Update: Death Investigation at 35 Westville Street

Victim IdentifiedThis morning around 7:45am, officers from District C-11 responded to a radio call for a found body at 35 Westville Street. On arrival, officers located a black male in his 20’s in a motor vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced at the scene. The victim has been identified Nicholas R. Copeland, 20, Mattapan. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. For individuals who wish to remain anonymous, you are urged to call either the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Police will protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous. ###