A 33-year-old man shot April 8 in Dorchester died later the same night, police announced this week.
Jeromie Johnson was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound near 50 Richfield St. at 8:20 p.m. and was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to a Boston Police Department press release dated May 12.
Police waited until this week to release more information about the shooting because they were likely waiting for results of an autopsy report, said police spokesman David Estrada.
On Thursday, April 9, the Boston Globe reported the incident:
At about 9:30 p.m., crime scene tape blocked off approximately one block of Richfield Street, where officers with flashlights walked up and down the row of houses looking for evidence. Other officers moved in and out of one house on Richfield Street.
The man appeared to be the only victim, Estrada said.
MyFoxBoston.com also reported briefly on the shooting the night it happened.
BPD’s press release is below:
At about 8:20 PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 50 Richfield Street in Dorchester.
Upon arrival, officers observed a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, but later succumbed to those injuries. The deceased victim was subsequently identified as 33-year-old Jeromie Johnson of Dorchester.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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 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.