Victim in Sunday’s fatal East Boston shooting identified

Police have identified the person fatally shot in East Boston early Sunday morning.

Cristofer Perez

Cristofer Perez-De la Cruz

Christofer Perez-De la Cruz, 16, was found shot on Falcon Street around 1:35 a.m. Sunday. Emergency responders transported Perez-De la Cruz to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A nearby resident who was doing laundry was startled when she heard gunshots. According to the Boston Globe:

She went to her front porch, where she saw Perez-De la Cruz lying on the sidewalk, with his face covered in blood.

She dialed 911. “I was just praying to the Lord that he would make it,” Arteaga told the Globe.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tipsters can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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