May 21, 2024

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“Those that knew him, had no alternative however to like him. He was such an necessary piece of our household.”

A GoFundMe has been launched for a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot close to the Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday.

Xavier Rivas of Boston was shot within the space of Outdated Street and Michigan Avenue in Dorchester at round 11 p.m., Boston police stated. He was transported to a hospital the place he was pronounced useless.

On Sunday afternoon, 21-year-old Mikai Thomson of Dorchester was arrested in reference to the taking pictures.

On the time of Thomson’s arrest, he was needed for varied firearms prices and assault and battery on a police officer. Upon additional investigation, Thomson was charged with homicide, assault and battery via a harmful weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm for the murder of Rivas.

The GoFundMe has a $20,000 aim to assist “lay Xavier to relaxation in his everlasting dwelling.”

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss. He was such a candy, attentive, humorous and caring soul,” the GoFundMe reads. “Those that knew him, had no alternative however to like him. He was such an necessary piece of our household.”

Thomson was arraigned in Dorchester District Court docket on Tuesday morning.

The investigation into the taking pictures is ongoing.

Anybody with data is urged to contact Boston police murder detectives at 617-343-4470. Those that want to help within the investigation anonymously can accomplish that by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the phrase “TIP” to CRIME (27463).