UPDATE: Victim Identified in the Death Investigation in the area of Charlotte Street & Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester


At about 8:17AM, on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Boston Police Officers - assigned to the J’Ouvert Parade – heard and responded to the sound of gunshots in the area of Charlotte Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on District B-3 (Mattapan). Officers promptly located and observed a female victim in her early twenties suffering from what appeared to be life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Dawnn Jaffier, 26, of Boston

Three individuals, observed running from the shooting scene, were detained and questioned in connection to the incident. Of the three, two were interviewed and released while a third individual, Keith Williams, 18, of Boston, was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.   

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 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 those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.