On Saturday, January 21, 2017, at around 6:34 pm, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 56 Nightingale Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim in his twenties suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
The victim, identified as Jovani Devon Jeudy, was shot in the evening and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jovani leaves behind his twin brother Jamalh Jeudy, his sister Abagail Thomas, his brother Tony-Jose Morgan and his parents - Jean Jeudy and Daphne Firmin . Visitation will be on Feb. 3 at George Lopes Funeral Home in Mattapan, followed by a funeral Mass on Feb. 4 at St. Angela Parish in Mattapan.
Several friends and families have expressed their shock at the news of Jovani’s death on Facebook. One such post reads, ”Rest easy Jovani Jeudy prayers go out to his brothers Jamalh Jeudy, Tony-Jose Morgan and his family. Another friends gone way too soon, feel like it was yesterday we were in 1st grade already causing havoc. #onlythegooddieyoung”
The police are still investigating into the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly 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).