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Boston in 2022: Murders

Photos of Boston's 2022 murder victims

Through Christmas Day, Boston Police reported 41 murders in 2022, one more than in 2021, but 15 fewer than in 2020.

But that's small comfort to the family and friends of the people who were gunned down or stabbed to death this year - including the families and friends of Rasante Osorio, shot to death at just 14, of Max Hylton, murdered in his own barbershop and all the other victims this year. Urvin Gerald had made a good life as a landscaper, but dreamed of returning to his native Montserrat; Tefan Ivy served with the Marines in Afghanistan and leaves behind his partner and their young daughter. Daniel Martinez, visiting from Chicago, had also served in the Marines, but was, authorities say, killed by a bouncer at a Union Street bar.

Here is the annual roll call of murder victims in Boston. Click on a name to see more details, including any follow-up news. You can also see 2022 Boston murders on a map (and sort by neighborhood).

Jose Aponte

Jose Aponte

Police find dead person in 12th-floor Northampton Street apartment - and a live person who jumped out a window, but was saved.
Dec. 11, 8:00 pm
35 Northampton St., Roxbury
Curtis Ashford

Curtis Ashford

Teen shot to death on Ellington Street in Dorchester.
Jul. 27, 7:25 pm
28 Ellington St., Dorchester
Xavier Barkon

Xavier, Barkon

Man shot to death on Oak Hill Avenue in Mattapan.
Aug. 11, 8:36 pm
4 Oak Hill Ave., Mattapan
Branden Barrett

Branden Barrett

One shot, one stabbed in the Theater District.
Dec. 11, 9:10 pm
240 Tremont St., Chinatown
No photo

Bihlal Bell

Man shot to death on Keegan Street in Roxbury.
Apr. 11, 5:46 pm
27 Keegan St., Roxbury
Christian Berryman

Christian Berryman

Man shot to death on Westville Street in Dorchester.
Oct. 4, 12:40 am
38 Westville St., Dorchester

Terkeshia Boykins

Woman stabbed to death on Rosewood Street in Mattapan.
May. 10, 9:40 pm
Rosewood St., Mattapan
Jordan Bridgeman-Dicks

Jordan Bridgeman-Dicks

Man shot to death on Rockland Street in Roxbury.
Jun. 12, 9:25 pm
74 Rockland St., Roxbury
Jasmine Burrell

Jasmine Burrell

Woman murdered in Mattapan apartment complex.
Oct. 23, 4:47 am
40 Fairlawn Ave., Mattapan
Michael Collins, Jr.

Michael Collins, Jr.

Man shot to death on Franklin Hill Avenue in Dorchester.
Dec. 23, 11:01 pm
Franklin Hill Ave. and Shandon Rd., Dorchester
Damonte Dancy

Damonte Dancy

Man murdered on Dale Street in Roxbury.
Aug. 31, 9:00 pm
Dale St. and Regent St., Roxbury
Ivy and Daye

Jermaine Daye

Two shot dead on Melbourne Street in Dorchester; third man injured.
Sep. 4, 2:59 am
26 Melbourne St., Dorchester
Urvin Gerald

Urvin Gerald

Man stabbed to death on Harvard Street in Dorchester.
Jul. 16, 1:03 am
110 Harvard St., Dorchester

Jahieem Gist-Vailes

Man murdered on Orlando Street in Mattapan.
Jul. 21, 10:02 pm
14 Orlando St., Mattapan
Jucelena Gomes

Jucelena Gomes

Three shot in Codman Square, one dead.
Jan. 2, 6:30 pm
Lyndhurst St and Washington St., Dorchester
Quaaneiruh Goodwyn

Quaaneiruh Goodwyn

Three shot, one dead, at Bowdoin and Geneva.
Oct. 16, 8:52 pm
263 Bowdoin St., Dorchester
Max Hylton

Max Hylton

Man shot to death in barbershop on Washington Street in Dorchester.
Oct. 26, 7:17 pm
145 Washington St., Dorchester
Tefan Ivy

Tefan Ivy

Two shot dead on Melbourne Street in Dorchester; third man injured.
Sep. 4, 2:59 am
26 Melbourne St., Dorchester

Dre'shaun Johnson

Two shot, one dead at Roslindale gas station.
Apr. 8, 9:45 pm
4139 Washington St., Roslindale
No photo

Donna Lamb

Woman stabbed to death at Roxse Homes on Tremont Street.
Mar. 15, 8:48 am
1050 Tremont St., Roxbury
Daniel Martinez

Daniel Martinez

Man stabbed to death on Union Street downtown.
Mar. 19, 6:53 pm
33 Union St., Downtown
Hanser Moreta

Hanser Moreta

Man shot to death on Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury.
Sep. 29, 6:05 pm
625 Shawmut Ave., Roxbury
Jason Murray

Jason Murray

Man shot to death on Yarmouth Place in the South End.
Nov. 4, 10:42 pm
9 Yarmouth Pl., South End
Rasante Orsorio

Rasante Osorio

14-year-old shot to death in Egleston Square; second teen also injured.
Oct. 10, 12:18 pm
2990 Washington St., Roxbury
Idelfonso Velez

Idelfonso Perez

Man shot to death on Kensington Street in Roxbury.
Dec. 14, 11:20 pm
16 Kensington St., Roxbury
No photo

Junior Pimentel De La Cruz

Two shot, one dead on Walnut Park in Roxbury.
Apr. 12, 10:58 pm
66 Walnut Park, Roxbury
Elijah Pinckney

Elijah Pinckney

Excavation worker shot to death in front of his family on Harvard Street in Dorchester.
Nov. 9, 1:15 pm
Harvard St. and Paxton St., Dorchester
Edwin Pizarro

Edwin Pizarro

Two shot on Orlando Street in Mattapan, one dead.
Nov. 6, 9:15 pm
10 Orlando St., Mattapan
Ronald Reed

Ronald Reed

Two stabbed, one fatally, near Warren Street in Roxbury; suspect arrested.
Jan. 26, 8:00 pm
5 Rockville Park, Roxbury
Keondre Roberts

Keondre Roberts

Man fatally shot on Van Winkle Street in Dorchester.
Aug. 31, 5:06 pm
7 Van Winkle St., Dorchester
Jaquan Rowell

Jaquan Rowell

Man stabbed at Downtown Crossing T station last month has died.
Feb. 7, 10:01 pm
Downtown Crossing T station, Downtown
Thomas Ruffen

Thomas Ruffen

Driver stopped for man lying in the road in Jackson Square, backed up, then drove right over him, killing him, DA says.
Sep. 1, 4:30 am
Columbus Ave. and Centre St., Jamaica Plain
Dion Ruiz

Dion Ruiz

Man shot to death on West Dedham Street in the South End.
Aug. 13, 10:00 pm
58 W. Dedham St., South End
Derrell Russell

Derrell Russell

Man shot to death on Blue Hill Avenue near Franklin Field in Dorchester.
Aug. 27, 5:41 pm
Blue Hill Ave. and Westview St., Dorchester

Danny Sanders

Man shot to death on Baird Street in Dorchester.
Oct. 22, 1:00 am
39 Baird St., Dorchester
Ralphie Scott

Ralphie Scott

Man murdered on Norfolk Street in Mattapan.
Jul. 17, 9:14 pm
Norfolk St. and Elizabeth St., Mattapan
Earnest Sims

Earnest Sims

Man stabbed to death on Beauford Lane in Dorchester.
May. 30, 8:50 pm
4 Beauford Ln, Dorchester
Christian Kavanaugh

Christian Thistle-Kavanaugh

Man shot to death on Geneva Avenue in Fields Corner.
Oct. 23, 10:28 pm
482 Geneva Ave., Dorchester
Roosevelt Thornton

Roosevelt Thornton

Man shot to death on Norwell Street in Dorchester.
Aug. 1, 12:06 pm
215 Norwell St., Dorchester
David Wood

David Wood

Person shot to death on Wyoming Street in Roxbury.
Apr. 27, 11:40 am
34 Wyoming St., Roxbury
No photo

Name not released

Man stabbed to death in Mattapan.
Jun. 19, 2:34 pm
35 Colorado St., Mattapan


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This is so sad. Thank you for taking the time to provide a list. I feel sorry for them and their families.

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We have a serious problem with violent crimes happening in Boston
areas, and across the country.

It seems part of the daily news, which is not a good item to be used to.

Thanks Adam, for taking the time to
remember each life that was taken.

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if you grew up with annual totals three, four, five times as many.
some things have gotten better.

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