UPDATE: BPD Seeking Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect Relative to Death Investigation in the Area of 69 Boston Street
The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person portrayed in the enclosed video relative to a death investigation that occurred on October 17, 2017 inside the Holiday Inn in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester.
The facts of the incident are as follows:
At about 4:15 AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 69 Boston Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed a male in his mid-20s inside the hotel suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim was later identified as Joshua Briggs, 22, of Dorchester.
During a four-month-long investigation, BPD homicide detectives were able to gather evidence, identify, and receive warrants for four suspects responsible for Briggs’ death. On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, officers arrested 27-year-old John Collins of Dorchester, 24-year-old Michael Reynolds of Roxbury, 24-year-old James Coleman of Milton, and 29-year-old Errin Crawford of Roxbury and charged them with Murder, Armed Home Invasion, and Armed Robbery in Boston Municipal Court. Collins and Reynolds were both additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
BPD Homicide detectives are now seeking the identification of a fifth suspect relative to this death investigation. The male suspect may go by the name “Randy” or nickname “Randy Boy” and was seen on video wearing a hooded sweatshirt described as a “Levi Strauss Men’s Madrid Logo Hoodie Sweatshirt” (pictured) and a jacket described as a “Zumiez American Stitch Tiger Eagle Navy Souvenir Jacket” (pictured). Surveillance video can be seen here:
These pictures are released for identification purposes only. This person is NOT wanted at this time.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
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