UPDATE: Police Arrest Three in Connection with the Death Investigation in the Area of 85 Southampton Street
At about 6:44pm, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 officers from District C-6 (South Boston) were in the area of 85 Southampton Street when they heard shots fired.
Officers observed a motor vehicle fleeing the area heading to the Southeast Expressway. Officers lost sight of the motor vehicle and provided operations with a description and its direction of flight.
At the scene where the shots were fired, officers discovered a male victim in his twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Boston Medical Center with life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
A short time later, the Massachusetts State Police observed a motor vehicle matching the description of the car that fled the scene in the area of Freeport Street. Troopers stopped the vehicle, apprehended three individuals and recovered a firearm.
The following individuals have been charged with Murder and the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm: Shakeem Johnson, 22, of Hyde Park, Jaquan Hill,19, of Brockton and a 15 year old male juvenile from Mattapan all will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing 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 identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous capacity.