Family Calls for Justice for Mass/Cass Murder Victim

Family members of Ricardo Garcia are asking that justice be served for their sibling and son that was stabbed and killed on Mass Avenue in the Mass/Cass area on Sunday morning.

“We all want justice to be served and people are very, very upset,” said Heidi Garcia, the mother of Ricardo, in a phone interview. “We’re waiting to hear from the police and hoping to get more information, but there hasn’t been an arrest yet. We simply want to see justice being served.”

At about 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 8, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person stabbed in the area of Pierson Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Newmarket. On arrival, officers located, Ricardo Garcia, 34, of Boston, suffering an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.   

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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