UPDATE: Victims Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain: At about 9:41pm, on Friday, May 4, 2018, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on patrol when they heard what sounded like shots fired in the area of 277 Centre Street. Upon hearing the shots, officers immediately and instinctively responded towards the scene of the gunfire. On arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries. Both victims, a male believed to be in his fifties and a second male in his twenties, later succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased. The victims have since been identified as Christopher Joyce, 23, of Boston and Clayborn Blair, 58, of Boston.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 ‘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.