“Gun Shot Wound to the Head… He’s Unresponsive” – Boston Police Investigating Overnight Homicide in Mattapan

On Thursday, at approximately 22:00 hours, Boston Police Officers from District B-3, responded to the area of 14 Orlando Street in Mattapan after receiving a 911 call for a person shot. You can listen to the full radio recording below:

The 911 caller stated that she was the victims brother and he had been shot at least once. First arriving officers located an adult male victim suffering from a serious, life-threatening gun shot wound to the head. Officers reported that the victim was not conscious and asked for a push on responding EMS units.

Boston EMS paramedics and EMTs quickly responded to the scene and after assessing the male subject found him to be “non-viable”. He was pronounced deceased on scene. His body was left on scene to be collected by the medical examiner for a full autopsy.

Due to the serious nature of the injuries the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators and Command Staff members were all alerted and began responding to the scene.

While additional units responded, Officers attempted to secure the scene however they were met with a large and unruly crowd. The Night Commander, who is a Captain assigned to the evening shift to oversee all Districts, made the decision to call for city-wide ETDs for additional manpower. Eventual the scene was secured with crime scene tape and cruisers shutting down not just the area of the shooting but about two blocks in all directions.

Investigators from Crime Scene and Homicide could be seen going in and out of the building as well as searching the area behind the residence. According to witnesses only one or two gun shots were heard and it’s unclear where exactly this incident took place.

At this time no arrests have been made although numerous people were seen in handcuffs st the scene and no further information is available. 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.