Investigation Update: At about 12:26 PM, on Sunday, May 2, 2021, Officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person stabbed at 26 Taft Street, Dorchester. On arrival, officers discovered two adult females suffering from stab wounds at an inside crime scene. Jahairi Majido Dealto, 42, of Dorchester was pronounced on scene and Fatima Yasin, 27, of Dorchester was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced. Two minor children were transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

BPD Officers have arrested Marcus Chavis, 34, of Dorchester. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Murder (2 Counts) and Animal Cruelty.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation 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 assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

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