At about 11:18 PM on Friday, December 23, 2022, officers assigned to District B-3 responded to Shot Spotter activation and a radio call for a person shot at Franklin Hill Avenue and Shandon Road in Dorchester.  On arrival, officers located Michael Collins, Jr., 18, of Dorchester suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced shortly before midnight.

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 in 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.

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