Arrest Made in Hyde Park Ambush That Left Roxbury Man Dead

Arrest Update:

At about 11:54 AM on Friday May 7, 2021, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit located and arrested Emmanuel Maldonado, 21, of Boston in the area of 31 Woolson Street in Mattapan. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition stemming from an ongoing homicide investigation. The suspect was placed in custody on scene following a brief struggle and is expected to appear later today for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court.

This is not Maldonado’s first run in with Law Enforcement, less than two years ago in 2019, he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, unlawful possession of ammunition, driving without a license and a license plate violation.

The weapon that he told police he had was pistol was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition with a round in the chamber, the safety was not engaged and the hammer was cocked back, according to police. Prior to this, Maldonado had faced other lesser charges in court however we were unable to get those details on the nature of the charges.


Original Incident:

At approximately 19:34 hours Boston Police Officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 10 Ellis Street in Hyde Park. Officers originally located a dark colored SUV with heavy ballistic damage in the area, but were quickly directed up the Street to 25 Church Street.

Officers located a victim, an adult male from Roxbury, laying on the side of the street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Boston EMS was requested to the scene and EMTs and Paramedics quickly arrived to help the man. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The young man has been identified by friends as Storlen Webster of Roxbury (pictured below from his Facebook) however Boston Police have yet to confirm it.

Image from the victim’s Facebook

Full notifications were made with District and Homicide Detectives, the Crime Scene Response Unit, DA’s Office and others called to the scene. Additionally the SWAT team was called in to clear the house across from the shot out car where the shooters were believed to have been.

Multiple spent shell casings were found in and around the building leading investigators to believe that the shooters ambushed the victim from inside of the home.

A canvas of the area directly around the building was conducted after the structure was cleared and numerous discarded items were located hopefully bringing investigators one step closer to catching the murders.

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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply 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.