REVERE - A relative of the US Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who was fatally shot last month in Boston’s Theatre District urged people Tuesday to contact police if they know the men who were spotted fleeing the area by a surveillance camera.
Andrea Marston, 42, a cousin of the father of victim Stephen Perez, said outside the family home that anyone who can help police identify and locate the men should think of the pain that Perez’s father is going through.
“I would like them to put themselves in his father’s position,’’ Marston said, “and think about how they would feel if nobody came forward after they just lost a son.’’
A Boston police website, bpdnews.com, offers a clear look at the surveillance footage.
Perez, 22, was shot in the back in a parking garage at 290 Tremont St. shortly before 2 a.m. on April 28. Relatives have said he was out with friends and apparently was shot during an altercation, chasing the assailant a short distance before collapsing.
Authorities are seeking anyone who may have seen them earlier inside Underbar and Caprice Lounge. Police said Monday the men were at a birthday party at those clubs.
Detectives are also seeking cellphone videos and photos that may have been taken near Tremont and Stuart streets or inside nearby clubs during the hours leading up to the shooting.
Perez served as an Army sniper and hoped to join the Revere police force while pursuing his goal of working as a federal law enforcement officer, according to friends and relatives.
Marston said Tuesday that relatives are not aware of any new developments in the case or what touched off the altercation that led to Perez being shot. She also said the family has faith in the investigators. A police spokesman had no additional information about the case Tuesday.
Anyone with cellphone images that may be helpful can e-mail them directly to Sergeant Detective Marc Sullivan at SullivanMa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police urged anyone with additional information to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME .