UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 1651 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan


Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of 1651 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan: At about 08:50 PM, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the area of 1651 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan for a person shot. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his twenties, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. Victim has since been identified as Juanquis Hicks, 27 of Hyde Park.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing 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 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 in need of emotional support or 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.