Woman Shot in the Head in Roxbury, in Critical Condition

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, at approximately 16:00 hours, Boston EMS and Boston Police Officers District B-2 and the K-9 Unit responded to a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot at 55 Savin Street in Roxbury. The caller stated that her niece was shot in the head by her nephew on the third floor of their apartment building.

Immediately upon arriving at the scene, first responders began canvassing for victims, evidence, and witnesses. The victim who was shot was immediately taken by EMTs in an ambulance to receive care at an area hospital, as her wounds were severe. The incident, according to witnesses, seemed to be caused by a domestic dispute. 

Witnesses say that the suspect fled the scene on foot toward Warren Street. He was eventually apprehended and placed into custody after police blocked off Savin and Warren Street. The person of interest, the caller’s nephew, was taken into custody at the scene. Sources say that the man seemed distraught as he was being loaded into the police vehicle.

Due to the serious nature of the incident, the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators, Command Staff members and the District Attorney’s Office were all alerted and began responding immediately. Responders began deploying the K-9 units and marking evidence at the scene.

The female victim is currently in critical condition with severe wounds at a local hospital. Although there is a person of interest in custody, it is still unknown what caused this incident. Police say that this was not a random act of violence, and that it is not a threat to the public, but the increase of shootings in the area is cause for concern.

Police are still investigating this incident and there is no further information at this time. Detectives from District B-2 are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Any individuals with information can contact District B-2 Detectives at 617-343-4275.

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.