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Police identify man shot, killed in Dorchester

Boston police have released the name of the man who was killed in a daylight shooting in Dorchester on Monday, officials said.

Roosevelt Thornton Jr, 33, was shot and killed near 215 Norwell St. , according to a statement Thursday from the Boston Police Department. Police responded to the area at 12:06 p.m. and found Thornton suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, the statement said.

His death is under investigation. Police ask that anyone with information contact Boston homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.


Camilo Fonseca can be reached at camilo.fonseca@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @fonseca_esq.