Investigation Update: Arrest Made in Connection to Homicide in the area of 958 Tremont Street, Roxbury

At about 7:30 PM on Thursday March 16, 2023, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested Stephen Freeman, 33, of Boston, in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Hammond Street pursuant to an outstanding warrant for the murder of Terrell Banks. This arrest came as a result of a coordinated investigation between the Boston Police Homicide Unit and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office which resulted in the issuance of a warrant on multiple charges including Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The original facts and circumstances surrounding the incident are as follows: At about 11:34 PM on Saturday, February 18, 2023, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End/ Lower Roxbury) responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 958 Tremont Street. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to local hospitals where one was pronounced dead. That victim was later identified as Terrell Banks, 37, of Boston. The second victim’s injuries were determined to be non-life threatening in nature.   

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist in 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 help 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.

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