Investigation Update: At about 1:00 PM on February 17, 2023, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Unit arrived at the Mahoning County Justice Center in Youngstown, Ohio for the rendition of Dwight Watson, 55, of Boston. Watson was being held at that facility after being arrested on a Murder warrant issued out of Dorchester District Court for the murder of Urvin Gerald, 48, of Dorchester which occurred in July 2022. Watson will be arraigned in Dorchester District for Murder.
The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 1:03 AM on Saturday, July 16, 2022, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of 110 Harvard Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located Urvin Gerald, 48, of Dorchester suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The Boston Police Department continues to actively 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.
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