Man Clinging to Life After After Failed Carjacking On Erie St. Leaves Him Critically Shot

At approximately 22:25 hours on October 29, 2022, Boston EMTs, Boston Police officers assigned to District B-3, the Gang Unit, and the K-9 Unit all responded to a 911 call reporting that a person was shot on Erie St.. The caller reported being shot in the ear.

Upon first responders’ arrival, they were able to confirm that one male victim was suffering from severe gunshot wounds to his neck, shoulder, and ear. He was responsive on scene, but was in dire need for further medical. Boston EMTs and Paramedics stabilized and then transported him to a hospital to receive further care. Sources close to the investigation tell us they are hopeful he will survive.

Due to the seriousness nature of the incident and the severity of the victim’s injuries, full notifications were made. Detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit as well as members of the Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and representatives from the District Attorneys Office all responded. Officers on scene continued searching the area for evidence and witnesses.

Multiple articles of clothing were found scattered around the scene, and the car involved with the shooting was found near the scene at 19 Erie St. Responders closed off the area to continue their search.

Investigators believe that the incident was caused by a failed carjacking, and broadcast a suspect description for officers in the area to be on the lookout for possible suspects. Assuming the suspect was now fleeing on foot, they thoroughly searched the surrounding area. However, at this time, no arrests have been made.

Police are still investigating this incident and there is no further information at this time. Detectives from District B-3 in conjunction with the Homicide Unit are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Any individuals with information can contact District B-3 Detectives at 617-343-4712.

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.