Death Investigation in the Area of 220 Saratoga Street, East Boston


At about 6:00 AM on Sunday, January 1, 2017, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to a call for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 220 Saratoga Street.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a male victim had been struck by a motor vehicle. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers apprehended the operator of the vehicle, 33-year-old Christopher Nalchajian of Lynn, as he attempted to walk away from the scene. Nalchajian was arrested and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident causing Death/Personal Injury, and Vehicular Homicide. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 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.