Boston Police Homicide Unit Requests Community Assistance in Efforts to Locate Suspect Wanted for Homicide at 290 Tremont Street
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in their efforts to locate the individual wanted for the homicide of Stephen Perez. As the result of an ongoing investigation by members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley’s Office, an arrest warrant charging Peter Castillo, 23, of Salem with the murder has been obtained.
At about 1:57am, on Saturday, April 28, 2012, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person shot at 290 Tremont Street. On arrival, officers located a 22 year-old male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Tufts Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Stephen Perez, 22, of Revere.
Members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, in conjunction with members of the US Marshals Service, have been actively searching for the suspect, Peter Castillo.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information relative to the whereabouts of Peter Castillo is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identity of all individuals who wish to remain anonymous.
The Boston Police Department would also like to acknowledge and thank those community members and media outlets that provided help and assistance in this investigation.