Investigation Update: At about 9:30 PM on Saturday, September 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit located and interviewed Gerald Lenzel Bowens, 25, of Malden as part of their ongoing investigation. As a result, the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with Manslaughter. Bowens is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday September 23, 2019.
The original facts and circumstances of the incident are as follows: At about 9:12 PM, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in Boston. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from stab wounds. The victim, later identified as Timothy D. Walton, 32, of Roxbury, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
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.
To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.