Mattapan murder linked to heroin distribution

Boston Police reported today that shortly after Carlos Romero Franco, 31, was gunned down on Oct. 16 at 598 Harvard St., they discovered heroin there with an estimated street value of $1 million, as well as a gun and an unspecified amount of cash.

Police records show that several hours after Franco was shot in the face, police arrested a resident of 598 Harvard St. on a charge of heroin trafficking. Police did not say today whether that arrest and Franco's murder are connected.

Residents with information can call the anonymous tip line at 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).