At approximately 10:59 AM, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed at 18 Rugby Rd in Mattapan. Upon arrival the officers located an adult male victim suffering from life threatening wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Full notifications were made and no arrests have been made. Preliminary investigations indicate that the victim and suspect may have known each other, no further information is known at this time.
The Boston Police Department’s Homicide Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this shooting. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit ay 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.
For those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about the distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at 617-431-0125.