Police identify man killed in Jan. 18 shooting

Police on Tuesday identified the man killed Jan. 18 in a shooting at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Evelyn Street in Mattapan as Luis Arroyo, 21, of Roxbury.

Officers responded to the scene at 8:13 p.m., according to a police statement. Arroyo was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he later died.

In a story on Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Arroyo was the half-brother of a person believed to be a gang member in Roxbury:

It was not clear if his death was gang-related, but police warned of a possible backlash on the streets, according to internal police documents.

“Officers should note the potential for increased emotions among the victim’s family and associates and the potential for retaliation against whomever they perceive to be responsible,” the documents stated.

This past weekend, four people were killed in Boston in three separate shootings. The mayor on Monday said the spate of violence is believed to be gang-related.

See the Boston Police Department press release about Arroyo below:

Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Evelyn Street
January 28, 2014

At about 8:13pm, on Saturday, January 18, 2014, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Evelyn Street. On arrival, officers observed a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim suffering from life threatening injuries was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Luis Arroyo, 21, of Roxbury.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Individuals who wish to provide information in an anonymous manner may do so by calling our CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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