Police have identified the victim of Thursday evening’s shooting in Roxbury on Brookledge Street.
Marquis Waithe, 22, of Roxbury, was found outside 55 Brookledge St. around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency responders transported him to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
According to a Facebook group set up in Waithe’s memory, Waithe, whom some friends called “Mr. Showtime,” was friendly and outgoing. Waite was involved in his church and volunteered to help feed the homeless, according to photos and stories his friends shared on the page. He had also participated in a peer leadership program through the Tenants’ Development Corporation.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Waithe’s family with funeral costs. The page describes him as a “son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend to many.”
The investigation into Waithe’s shooting continues, and police have not arrested a suspect in the case. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Boston Police homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.
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