Friends online have identified the man shot to death on Claybourne Street Sunday night as Shongi Fernandes, 24.
Last summer, Fernandes graduated an ABCD program aimed at training Bostonians to become construction workers. Fernandes had a license as an apprentice sheet-metal worker.
In May, Fernandes and a friend released a Kindle book called Ain't No Love in the Bean, a novel about the search for the murderer of a notorious Dorchester drug lord.
In July, Fernandes filed a suit against Boston Police and a BPD sergeant, alleging he was pulled out of a car and beaten in 2012 because he is Cape Verdean. Because of the constitutional issues raised in the suit, the city had the suit moved to US District Court in Boston - where just last week, the city asked for a delay in answering Fernandes's complaint.