Man Shot to Death Feet Away from City Councilor Mejia‘s Home in Mattapan

At about 22:03 hours on Thursday, February 4, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Capen Street and Evans Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Boston EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Just feet away from the scene of the Homicide, Boston City Councilor Mejia, who is notoriously anti-police, was sitting in her home. When police attempted to question her, she blatantly refused to cooperate with investigators, even while her neighbors poured out into the street to offer their assistance. Hours later, Mejia commented publicly about “living in fear”, a complaint that fell on the deaf ears of her constituents who were outraged at her unwillingness to help with the murder of her next door neighbor.

According to residents who knew the victim, Brandon Williams, 32, of Dorchester, told our reporter on scene that he was a quiet, peaceful man who had recently moved back to Boston from Florida. He had moved after his daughter, believed to be around 2 years old, had fallen ill and needed surgery. Neighbors and friends reported that he was not affiliated with gangs and had simply been sitting in his car smoking after working all day, before being shot almost point blank by unknown subjects who they believe randomly targeted him.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.