UPDATE: BPD Release Video in Effort to Identify Individual Being Sought for Informational Purposes Only in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of 1071 Massachusetts Ave: BPD is releasing video of an individual seen riding a motor scooter in the area of an altercation which took place near 1071 Massachusetts Ave on Saturday, October 22, 2016. This person seen in the video is not a suspect nor is he suspected of any wrong doing relative to this incident. This person is being sought for informational purposes only and may have knowledge which could be helpful to investigators. The enclosed clip is 16 seconds in length. On the above-mentioned date, at about 5:15pm, officers responded to a call for a fight in the area of 1071 Mass Ave. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be life threatening injuries. The victim, who has since been identified as Stephen Cherup, 50, of Pittsburg, PA, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Officers later arrested Peter McGowan, 53, of Boston and charged him with Murder.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the identity of the individual seen on the scooter is asked to contact detectives assigned to 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 ‘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.