Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 15 Cawfield Street


At about 11:00 PM on Thursday, May 8, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Elder Street and Cawfield Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers observed an adult male suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Gilson R. Semedo of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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 β€˜TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.