At about 12:06 PM on Monday, August 1, 2022, District B-3 (Mattapan) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 215 Norwell Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located Roosevelt Thornton Jr., 33, of Boston, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased.
The Boston Police Department continues to review 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.