Thursday, 4:30 PM
Boston police investigate shooting of 22-year-old in Dorchester
By Brian R. Ballou, Globe Staff
Boston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Bowdoin Street in Dorchester early this morning.
Miguel Perez was found shot in the head shortly before 1 a.m., police said.
Police released few details. Investigators worked throughout the night on the case, said police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. She wouldn't speculate on the motive for the shooting.
Perez was described by his family as a man who was quick to smile and who loved hanging out with his buddies.
A makeshift memorial was set up this morning on the sidewalk by Perez's family and friends, who called him "Tricks" or "Tito." The flames from seven candles flickered in the wind, and mourners took turns signing a sheet of white posterboard taped to the wall of a laundromat.
By afternoon, about a dozen mourners, mostly teenagers and young adults, gathered at the spot.