Friday, at approximately 21:30 hours, Boston Police Officers assigned to District D-4 received an unconfirmed report of a person with a gun that had busted into an apartment building in the area of 162 West Concord Street in the South End. Within minutes of the first report, a 911 caller reported a person shot in the same area.
Police arrived on scene and located a woman in the back of 162 West Concord Street who had sustained a clear gunshot wound, and EMS was immediately called in. Unfortunately the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead on scene. Full notifications were made, with District Detectives, Crime Scene Response Team, and Homicide Detectives all responding to the scene.
Police Officers checked cameras on both Tremont Street and West Concord Street to get the direction in which the suspects last fled, advising units that two potential suspects had fled toward Tremont Street. It is believed that two guns were ultimately recovered in the apartment, however due to the investigation being still very active, it is unsure if these firearms were in relation to the incident or if they were unrelated and already present at the residence.
Police went on to later arrest Derermell Robinson, 23, of Boston, charging him with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute in connection to this death investigation.
The Boston Police Department continues to review 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.