Man Shot in the Head Behind Back Bay Apartments – Pronounced Dead on Scene

At approximately 22:47 hours, on Friday, November 4, 2022, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End), responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 9 Yarmouth Place behind the Tent City Apartments complex. The 911 caller stated that their friend had been shot in the head.

On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and immediately began to render aid. Boston EMS rushed to the scene however when they arrived they found the victim to be non-viable and he was pronounced deceased on scene.

According to Boston Police radio traffic, the suspect was originally described as a person on a bike however it was soon updated to a black male in all black clothing who fled in a blue, newer model BMW towards Mass Ave at a high rate of speed.

Full notifications were made almost immediately when the patrol supervisor arrived on scene with Detectives from the Homicde Unit as well as members of the Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and District Attorneys Office all being notified and responding to the scene. Officers also secured the entire area, blocking traffic and access to almost the entirety of the apartment complex for hours.

Multiple witnesses all described the same suspect, a black male in all black as the shooting in the incident. Investigators could be seen late into the night canvasing the area for evidence, marking spent shell casings and photographing the scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist in 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.