UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection to Death Investigation in the area of Brookford and Dacia Streets in Dorchester

Earlier today, at about 7:15 AM on Tuesday July 10, 2018, officers assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Unit and Homicide Unit located and arrested Michael Carleton, 32, of Mattapan, in the area of 90 Woodbole Street in Mattapan. The suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection to a recent homicide in Dorchester. The suspect will be arraigned on one charge of Murder in Roxbury District Court.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I want to thank the work of my detectives for their efforts to quickly identify and apprehend the suspect who was wanted in connection to this senseless act of violence. We continue to seek the public’s help as the investigation moves forward, but it is my hope that word of this arrest brings some small measure of comfort to the friends, family and loved ones of Deondra Lee.”

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 9:50 PM on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Brookford and Dacia Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his thirties suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Deondra Lee, 36, of Dorchester.

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.

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.