At about 3:18 AM on Saturday, August 14, 2021, officers assigned to District B3 (Dorchester/Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot at 37 Almont Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as Edgar Matthews, 39, of Mattapan was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is urging 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 BPHC.org/trauma.