UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 17-A Smith Street


At about 11:48 am, on Monday, March 31, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 17-A Smith Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. This victim has been identified as 44-year-old Jose Maldonado of Boston.

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.