Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to

Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was sent to a local hospital where he died.

The man was later identified as Nigel Louis Hailey, 42, of Columbus, Ohio. He is the grandson of Mildred Hailey, who the apartments are named after. She died last November at the age of 82.

Hailey founded the Bromley-Heath Tenant Management Corporation (TMC) along with Anna Mae Cole more than 40 years ago. It became a nationwide model for tenant-controlled public housing, with Hailey heading it as a major community leader.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or can contact BPD anonymously through calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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