UPDATE: BPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Murder Suspect Wanted in Connection to Death Investigation in area of 138 Norfolk Street in Dorchester

Investigation Update: Earlier today, on Wednesday August 1, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit and Fugitive Unit located Odell Sanders, 21, of Dorchester, in the area of 41 Ellington Street in Dorchester and placed him under arrest in connection to an ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Murder and Assault with Intent to Murder.

The original facts surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 10:57PM, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for two people shot in the area of 138 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, who has since been identified as Jorge Baez, 27, of BOSTON, was pronounced deceased on scene, while a second victim in his late teens was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries which are considered non-life threatening at this time.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate 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 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.

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.