On Dec. 16, 2010, a killer struck in the Mission Hill section of Boston. Twenty-one-year-old Demetrius Blocker was gunned down as he stood by a green pick-up truck parked behind his cousin’s apartment at 48 Horodan Way. Boston Police say the killer opened fire on Demetrius and then continued to fire as Demetrius ran, in vain, for his life.
Boston Police Homicide Detectives believe Demetrius Blocker was the victim of mistaken identity.
It’s the actions the killer took afterward that might help solve this case. In the horrible aftermath of this explosion of violence, the killer simply and coldly walked away. As he made his way away from the scene of the murder, the killer tossed his gun in a dumpster, and then calmly made his way towards the Green Line on Huntington Avenue.
A building at Longwood and Huntington, equipped with several video surveillance cameras, caught images of the killer during his getaway. It is chilling to watch the killer matter-of-factly walk down the street. Nothing in his mannerisms suggests guilt, remorse, or panic; it’s as if he’s trying to catch a train to a doctor’s appointment.
Boston Police are making this surveillance video public with the hope that someone might recognize the killer. The jacket seems unique, and so does the killer’s walk. Someone must know who this man’s identity.
I recently met with Demetrious Blocker’s family. The pain they feel is heartbreaking. Demetrious, it turns out, purposely turned his back on the violence in the streets of Boston. He was not a gang member and did not take part in any thug activity. He was a good guy. It’s a view Boston Police share.
On December 16, 2010, the street violence of Boston that’s already claimed too many young lives, stole the heart of a good family, and robbed a young soul of a promising future.
Please check out the surveillance video we’ve posted. Also check out my NE Unsolved Story, both of which you can find here on MyFoxBoston.Com.
If the streets are ever going to be made safe enough so that a 21 year old man can wait outside for his cousin without fearing for his life, someone has to step forward and say, enough.
Here’s your chance.
If you recognize this killer, you can contact Boston Police Crimestoppers at 1.800.494.TIPS. You can also send a text message. Text the word TIP to CRIME.
Your call or your text cannot be traced. You don’t have to leave your name. It’s the information Boston Police, and Demetrious’ family need.
Thanks for your interest in this case,