November 20, 2014
Police are chasing a new lead in the Lower Mills shooting on Election Day that has puzzled both the community and investigators.
Police hope a newly identified motor vehicle that was near the CVS parking lot on Dorchester Avenue and Richmond Street will bring forth new information, Boston Police District C-11 Captain Richard Sexton said Thursday evening. Sexton was careful to note that it is not clear whether the vehicle is directly involved with the incident, but “it is something that police are looking into.”
Sexton delivered the update at a community leaders advisory meeting at C-11 police headquarters on Gibson Street.
Thirty-year-old Keldon Liverpool was shot in the head while walking on Richmond Street, between the Lower Mills Library and CVS, just before 5 p.m. on November 4. Family members say the father of three was walking home from work. In emotional pleas, police and Liverpool’s family members have asked for anyone with information to contact police.
As of Thursday, Liverpool’s condition is improving, Sexton said, though he did not say whether the married father of three had yet regained the ability to speak. Liverpool had been recovering from the gunshot wound that left him in "serious condition" at Boston Medical Center.
Police have also obtained security footage of the parking lot and surrounding areas, Sexton said.
Detectives from C-11 have now taken over the investigation from the city’s homicide unit–par for the course, Sexton said, since the case is not a homicide.
In an at-times charged community meeting in Lower Mills on Nov. 10, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans reiterated that the shooting was not random, as was initially reported by a handful of news outlets, and that an argument had preceded the shooting. Like the latest lead with the motor vehicle, Evans said it was not clear if Liverpool was involved with the argument or not.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Boston Police tip line at 1-800-494-8477 or text "TIP" to 27463 to anonymously report a tip.