UPDATE: As part of the May 15, 2018 homicide investigation in the area of 50 Evelyn Street in Mattapan, officers arrested Jocelyn Vasquez, 32-years-old of Dorchester for the murder of 33-year-old Garfield Thomas. With the assistance of Stoughton Police, officers were able to locate the suspect in the area of 147 Seaver Street in Stoughton. Vasquez is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on a straight warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
The original facts of the investigation are as follows: At about 10:39 AM on Tuesday May 15, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 50 Evelyn Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim, who has since been identified as 33-year-old Garfield Thomas of Mattapan, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.