UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan


At about 4:24 AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of Osceola Street and Hopewell Road in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries while a second victim believed to be in his late twenties, suffering life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 28-year-old Dahrius Hollins of Hyde Park.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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.

If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.