Victim identified as Emmanuel Molin, 32, of Taunton.
Boston Police report a man was shot around 3 a.m. outside 19 Johnston Rd., off Blue Hill Avenue, in Dorchester. The man, in his early 30s, was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
He is Boston's first murder victim of 2019.
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Condolences to the victim, family and friends of the man. How did 2018 end up vs. 2017 on the Boston murder rate? I know it was a near tie around Christmas with a week to go.
And 2 of the 2017 57 were murders that occurred in previous years but classified as murders in 2017, so basically a tie.
Better than when we were going into triple digits, but between that time and this time I recall a 29 murder year. Big numbers or small numbers, it stinks for the dead and those who love them.
VICTIM IDENTIFIED: At about 3:05 AM, on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 19 Johnston Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim has since been identified as Emmanuel Molin, 32, of Taunton.
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