Man shot to death; vehicle sought

April 12, 2013

By John Ruch and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff

HYDE SQ.—A man was shot to death at 104 Minden St. on March 31, and Boston Police are seeking a dark-colored Ford Flex vehicle seen in the area around the time of the 8:30 p.m. shooting.

The victim was Edward Villalona, 25, of Jamaica Plain, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). He was found with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to BPD.

Police officials at an April 1 Hyde Square meeting held by City Councilor Matt O’Malley said that Villalona had a “history,” apparently referring to a criminal record.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting “TIP” to 27463.