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Investigation Update: At about 9:21AM on Saturday, August 28, 2021, Boston Officers were alerted that a person was stabbed in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim, later identified as Javare Sommerville, 17, of Providence, Rhode Island, he was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit have been granted a Murder warrant out of Dorchester District Court for Omara Shears. Shears is described as a 44-year-old black male from Boston. Omara Shears should be considered armed and dangerous and if observed, contact 911 immediately.

Anyone with information relative to this Murder investigation is urged 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.