Investigation Update: At about 9:30 PM on Friday, August 6, 2021, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 162 West Concord Street in the South End. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Boston EMS responded and treated the victim who was pronounced deceased on scene.

This incident remains an active investigation led by the Boston Police Homicide Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  Homicide detectives continue to investigate the circumstances in which the victim was shot. 

Last night, police arrested Derermell Robinson, 23, of Boston and charged him with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Class D with Intent to Distribute in connection to this death investigation.

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