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Authorities ID man shot to death in Roxbury last week

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 24, 2013 09:00 AM

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Authorities on Tuesday identified a man who was fatally shot in Roxbury last week as 22-year-old Clifton Townsend, of Roxbury.

At about 8:30 p.m. on April 17, Boston Police officers found Townsend on the ground in front of 237 Dudley St. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, officials said. He was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The following evening friends gathered at a makeshift shrine at the spot where Townsend was found. They described him to the Globe as a good person, who had an infant daughter and many friends.

Authorities had declined to release the shooting victim's name until Tuesday when Suffolk County District Attorney office spokesman Jake Wark confirmed the man was Townsend.

No arrests have been made in the case, Wark said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police detectives at 617-343-4470. Information can be provided anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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