Dorchester’s 14th murder victim identified

Update: Boston Police officially identified Cardoso as the victim on Oct. 6.

Friends and family have identified the man shot and killed this past Tuesday night¬†in Dorchester.

Jonathan Cardoso, 21, was shot just after 8 p.m. Sept. 20 near 55 Downer Ave. Police have not yet officially identified Cardoso as the victim, but at the time of the shooting said the victim was a man in his early 20s. After arriving on the scene, Boston EMS technicians transported Cardoso to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Jonathan Cardoso

Jonathan Cardoso

Cardoso leaves behind his mother and two¬†sisters. A memorial fundraiser has been set up on in Cardoso’s name, to help with funeral costs, as well as travel costs for relatives traveling to Boston from Cape Verde for Cardoso’s services.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with the murder. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. People who wish to leave anonymous tips may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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