UPDATE: Four months after the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old woman in Mattapan, an arrest has been made in connection to the incident. Earlier today, Friday, August 9, 2019, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located and arrested Dane Henry, 23, of Roxbury. Henry, who is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, August 12, 2019, is charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Manslaughter.
The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows:
At about 4:57pm, on Saturday, April 6, 2019, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 10 Mattapan Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an elderly female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. That victim has since been identified as Eleanor Maloney, 74, of Mattapan.
The Boston Police Department continues to review 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 search 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.