UPDATE: Officers Arrest Suspect for July 2018 Homicide in Roxbury


At about 8:15 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2019, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit conducted a warrant arrest in the area of 15 Faunce Road in Mattapan. Officers arrested Rashad Mezil, 27-years-old, of Mattapan for an outstanding warrant out of Suffolk Superior Court on the charge of Murder.

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 7, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 76 Homestead Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, who suffered life-threatening injuries, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Christian Rivera, 29-years-old, of Dorchester.