Today, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit arrested Marquis Smith, 23, of Boston and charged him in the shooting death of Daniel Taylor, 23, of Boston.
At about 12:42 AM on Sunday, February 23, 2014, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 126 Boston Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. That victim was later identified as Daniel Taylor, 23, of Boston.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously may 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.