UPDATE: Victim Identified, Suspects Arrested in Relation to Death Investigation in the Area of 425 Old Colony Avenue


At about 10:30 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2015, officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 425 Old Colony Avenue.

On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 38-year-old Maurice Scott of South Boston. A motor vehicle was observed fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed and it appeared as though the occupants of the car were changing their clothes as they fled.

A short time later, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) located a motor vehicle matching the given description in the area of Elm Street. Officers were able to place three male suspects in custody in connection to the incident and recover a firearm which they believe was used in the crime. Officers arrested 23-year-old Dwayne Diggs of Randolph and 22-year-old Dondre Snow of Dorchester and charged them with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Officers also arrested 20-year-old Daquan Peters of Boston and charged him with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Class B Drugs and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Commissioner Evans stated "I'm grateful that we were able to get those responsible for this senseless act. We have three suspects in custody at this time because of the outstanding work of my officers and their quick response."

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked 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 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 in an anonymous manner.