Police seek suspect in Dorchester stabbing

March 8, 2017 GMT

A 35-year-old Dorchester man was stabbed to death in a domestic dispute yesterday morning, police said.

Boston cops said they are seeking a suspect, but would not discuss that person’s identity.

Police said they were called to a home on Hartford Street yesterday about 7:45 a.m. for the report of a person stabbed. The victim was hospitalized, but later pronounced dead, police said.

The family’s pastor, who was allowed past two police officers posted at the entrance of the house, later spoke with reporters.

The Rev. Colin Powell, of Church of God of Prophecy Church on Clayborne Street in Dorchester, said he knew the slain man. He said the victim came to Boston with his father from Jamaica three years ago and leaves behind a one-year-old child.

“He was a good kid. A decent kid. Hard-working,” Powell said. “He was a handyman. He’ll shovel snow. He’ll do whatever is available. He was a good kid.”

He said he has spoken with the victim’s mother, who attends his church.

“At this time the family is devastated by the loss of a loved one. So we’re asking the media and everyone to give them an opportunity to grieve. It’s very hard on them at this time, so there’ll be no other statement from the family.”

Karo Van, a woman who works at a retirement home on the street, said she was shocked by the crime.

“It’s really nice,” she said of the street. “The summertime is wonderful. It’s not a bad street at all, so we were actually shocked to know something happened down the street.”

Police said those with information are urged to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call

(800) 494-TIPS, or they can text the word “tips” to CRIME (27463).