Victim identified in fatal shooting

The man killed in a braze, broad-daylight shooting on the afternoon of September 8, just outside busy Egleston Square in Jamaica Plain and close to the District E-13 police station has been identified but his killer is still on the run. 

Police have identified the victim as 34-year-old Arthur Miles of Boston. 

According to the Boston Police Department just before 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 8 officers responded to a call for a person shot at 3108 Washington Street less than a half mile down the street from Jamaica Plain’s police station. 

Police located an adult male victim, later identified as Miles, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Miles was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

No other information was available at this time and the police have launched a death investigation into the fatal shooting. 

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.    

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.  

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting

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