Investigation Update: Victim Identified in Homicide Investigation in the Area of Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury


Investigation Update: At about 3:05 AM on Monday, July 5, 2021, an officer observed a shooting in the area of Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue in Roxbury. The officer located an adult male who had been shot and subsequently struck by a motor vehicle. The victim was pronounced on scene. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Smith, 29, of Milton.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting