Officers Arrest Male for Murder Following Shooting in Mattapan


At about 11:28 AM on Sunday, October 7, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 88 Itasca Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his thirties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  Further investigation led to the arrest of Kai Harris, 26-years-old of Brockton. Harris is charged with Murder and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. 

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

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