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Investigation Update: At about 5:00 PM on Monday February 15, 2021, officers assigned to the BPD Fugitive Unit located and arrested Roberto Martinez-Baez, 23, of Dorchester, in the area of 32 Abbot Street in Dorchester as part of an ongoing BPD Homicide Unit investigation. The suspect was taken into custody without incident by virtue of an outstanding straight warrant issued out of Suffolk Superior Court on charges of Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm stemming from the murder of Andrew Farley. The suspect is expected to face arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court on all charges.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 6:30 PM on Friday February 7, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Columbia Road and Hancock Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers were directed to the area of 566 Columbia Road where they located an adult male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim was later identified as Andrew Farley, 62, of Dorchester.  

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.  

Community members wishing to assist 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.  

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.