Investigation Update: Juvenile Suspect Arrested in Connection to Ongoing Murder Investigation in the Area of 625 Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury – Second Juvenile Suspect Arrested with Loaded Firearm During Apprehension
At about 2:15 PM on Monday April 3, 2023, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit, assisted by members of the ATF, arrested a 17-year-old male in the area of 212 Waldemar Avenue in East Boston in connection to a recent homicide investigation. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Suffolk County Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.
The suspect was placed in custody following a lengthy investigation leading to a traffic stop at the above location. During the apprehension of the wanted suspect, officers recovered a loaded 9mm SCCY Industries CPX-2 resulting in the arrest of the operator of the vehicle, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Dorchester. The second suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.
The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 6:05 PM, on Thursday, September 29, 2022, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 625 Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury.
On arrival, officers located the victim, later identified as Hanser Abraham Moreta-Gonzalez, 26, of Boston, suffering from a gunshot wound. Boston EMS transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
It should be noted that this investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives 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). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.