At about 8:35 AM on Sunday, August 8, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of Pierson Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located Ricardo Garcia, 34, of Boston, suffering an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit conducted an investigation which resulted in the identification of Dravon Robinson, 36, of Everett, MA, as the suspect wanted in connection to this incident.

On August 13, 2021, at approximately 3:30 PM, the Boston Police Homicide Unit arrested Dravon Robinson at Boston Police Headquarters. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. 

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and asks 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 anonymously. 

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