UPDATE: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 17B Aguadilla Street, South End


At about 1:30 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 17B Aguadilla Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male in his 20’s suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds outside the above address. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as 25-year-old Wellington Ruiz of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 ‘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.