At about 3:35pm, on Friday, October 16, 2009, officers from Area B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for person shot inside 598 Harvard Street. On arrival, officers located a black male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced on the scene. The victim has since been identified as Carlos Romero Franco, 31, of Boston.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

A search of the location enabled officers to locate and take possession of a Class A Drug (Heroin) with a street value estimated at close to a million dollars ($1,000,000.00). Additionally, officers located and seized a firearm and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Community members who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text a ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identity of all those who wish to remain anonymous.