Boston Police treating sophomore’s death a homicide

Beacon Archive.

Beacon Archive.

By Chris Van Buskirk

Update 10/3/19: Boston Police are investigating the death of Daniel Hollis as a homicide.

Update 10/3/19: Boston Police identified Daniel Hollis as the victim in an assault and battery Saturday. 

Boston Police are investigating the death of Daniel Hollis as a homicide and urged community members to contact the department with any information.

“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),” a statement from the department read. “The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.”

Boston Police identified Hollis, 19,  as the victim of an assault and battery in the area of 15 Park Vale Ave. at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the release read. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim unconscious and suffering from head injuries.

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Hollis died on Wednesday at 5:32 p.m. after the Saturday confrontation with a group of college-aged men sent him to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries to his head. 

A spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney previously told The Beacon their office is working closely with BPD as the investigation continues. 

The college hosted a community vigil in the Semel Theatre Thursday with Rev. Avis Rogers and President Lee Pelton.

“The College plans to hold a celebration of Dan’s life in the coming weeks, the details of which will be shared as soon as they become available,” Pelton wrote in an email to the community on Wednesday.