Detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit are seeking the public’s help to locate Stepheon Wells, 20, of South Boston, who is wanted on a straight warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Murder and firearm-related charges in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred on 2/18/23. He was last seen in the area of South Boston, and he may be in possession of a firearm. He is described as a 20-year-old, Black Male, approximately 5’03, and about 125 pounds.
Circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 8:46 PM on Saturday, February 18, 2023, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan/Dorchester) responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 15 Fermoy Heights in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located Diva Ayuso, 32, of Sharon, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact 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.
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.