Victim in Dorchester shooting was proud Army veteran

The man who was shot and killed in Dorchester on May 29 was a father and a veteran, according to family members.

Police received a call Sunday night around 10:20 p.m. reporting someone had been shot at 131 Devon St. When officers arrived, they were directed to the next street over, 152 Stanwood St. The two properties share a yard. There, they found a man who had been shot in the chest. Emergency responders took the man, later identified as 31-year-old Levar Godfrey, to Boston Medical Center, where he died.

Levar Godfrey

Levar Godfrey

Godfrey had a 7-year-old daughter and served in the Army when he was younger. Family members described him as a “hard working family man who would give any stranger the shirt off his back, just to make them smile.”

He had worked as a home health aide, according to a profile page on a website for caregivers.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with Godfrey’s murder. Anyone with information is asked to call police detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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