Friends have identified the man shot to death at Tremont and Parker streets as Jose Montero.
Among his friends: Adam Foss, a former Suffolk County assistant district attorney who now heads a criminal-justice non-profit group. Foss has set up a GoFundMe page to help Montero's family pay his funeral expenses.
It's the second GoFundMe page Foss set up this year to help Montero. In July, Foss started a page to help Montero and other young men he'd met at a Roxbury community group buy suits so they could attend a professional networking event for men of color.
Foss took the picture of Montero in his new suit that day. This week, he writes:
I remember how Jose looked when he saw himself in the tailor's mirror with this suit on. His first. He smiled and adjusted his collar and stuck out his chest. I've had the opportunity to experience that moment with lots of young people.
If I knew then that this suit we were about to buy would be the one we buried you in a few months later, I would have hugged you and said "I'm sorry." I'm sorry that as adults we have failed to protect you. That as a teenager you were able to articulate real fear about getting killed and we couldn't stop it.