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Man shot and killed by Boston police on Saturday is identified

Boston police today identified the man killed in a police shooting on Saturday as 38-year-old Remis M. Andrews of the South End.

Police said the department’s firearms discharge investigation team and Suffolk County prosecutors continued to investigate the case.

Andrews allegedly armed himself with multiple knives and lunged at officers as they tried to arrest him. It was the city’s first police shooting of the year, police said. Last year, officers in Boston shot six people, killing three.

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A makeshift memorial honoring Andrews was set up Monday outside of 77 Lenox St., where the shooting took place. People scrawled messages in green chalk on the front door, entryway, exterior stairs, and sidewalk, and left cards, pictures and candles.

“They took a good one,” “They didn’t have to do it,” and “I’ll miss you bro” are among the messages left by mourners.

No one answered the door there Monday.

Police asked anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

People who want to assist anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463), police said.

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