Death Investigation in the area of 39 Hollander Street in Roxbury


Death Investigation in the area of 39 Hollander Street in Roxbury: At about 7:12pm, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 39 Hollander Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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