Victim of July 11 Dorchester shooting identified as Jean C. Louis

Twenty-year-old Jean C. Louis of Boston has been identified as the victim of a shooting that killed him and left one other person injured. According to the Boston Police Department, Louis and the second victim were found on July 11 at 87 Bailey Street in Dorchester after officers responded to a call for persons shot at 5:57 p.m.
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Roslindale’s Jason Castillo died of gunshot wounds on July 20

The man killed at 50 Brookway Road in Roslindale last month has been identified as 28-year-old Jason Castillo, police said on July 22.

According to the Boston Police Department, officers responded to a radio call to investigate a situation on Brookway Road at around 10:30 a.m. on July 20. Upon arrival, police said they found Castillo, a Roslindale resident, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Boston EMS pronounced Castillo dead at the scene.
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Police identify Ryan Alexander as victim of July 4 shooting

On July 22, police identified the man who died in a 4th of July shooting at 12 Holburn Street in Roxbury. According to reports, 26-year-old Ryan Alexander of Boston was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe shots were fired around 10:47 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. According to the Boston Police Department, a second victim in his twenties was discovered on the scene but suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
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Darwin Adilas killed in Mattapan shooting

Shots fired on Wednesday, at August 12, took the life of 21-year-old Randolph resident Darwin Adilas. According to police, shots were fired at approximately 10:19 p.m. in the area of 41 Hosmer St. in Mattapan.
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Andrew Reed and Angel Oller killed in Roxbury shooting

A shooting near 12 Ernst Street in Roxbury on Wednesday, August 12, left 28-year-old Andrew Reed and 20-year-old Angel Oller dead.

According to the Boston Police Department, shots were fired at approximately 10:15 p.m. and officers found both Reed and Oller suffering from gunshot wounds after arriving on the scene.
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Jael Romero pleads guilty to 2013 shooting

Jael Romero pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter after a 2013 shooting that caused the deaths of Ana Cruz, Felix Garcia Jr and Brian Tirado at a Grove Hall house party. Romero’s plea resulted in a state prison sentence of 13 to 16 years, avoiding a trial where he would be charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

According to, three victims were found at 153 Intervale St. in Roxbury at 4:18 a.m. on June 22, 2013. In November of that year, the grand jury returned three second-degree murder charges against Romero, as well as a charge for unlawful possession of a firearm.
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Peter Carvalho Acquitted of 2014 shooting

A jury cleared Peter Carvalho of murder in the 2014 shooting death of his one-time friend, Shannon Richardson Jr.

Richardson was shot around 1:25 p.m. on May 21, 2014, as he walked down Dudley Street in Dorchester. He died at Boston Medical Center.

Prosecutors argued that witnesses put Carvalho at the scene of the shooting:
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Man found dead in Roslindale apartment

A man was found dead inside a Roslindale apartment Monday morning, police announced. News reports say the unidentified father of three died of head trauma.

It was inside the apartment,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters at the scene. “Clearly this was a targeted assault.”
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Yuzhen Lei dies after shoving in Chinatown

Yuzhen Lei, 72, died last week after being shoved to the ground and hitting her head. Her alleged attacker is in custody on assault charges.

Tajanetta Downing, 24, crossed paths with Lei around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8.
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July 4th shooting kills one in Roxbury

A Fourth of July shooting left one man dead and another wounded in Roxbury, according to Boston police.

Police found the two men with gunshot wounds near 12 Holburn Street just before 11 p.m. One, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

BPD’s full press release is below:
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