At about 12:29 AM on Monday, August 9, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan/Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 27 Irma Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located Aisha Shepard, 38, of Roxbury, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

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