UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Commonwealth Ave and Clarendon Street


At about 3:19 AM on Sunday, April 30, 2017, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a cyclist struck in the area of Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street. On arrival, officers located a male victim who was immediately transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Archer of South Boston and has since succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact 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.