Mariano Malave, 25, of Boston is the man shot dead Friday evening in a Hyde Park Avenue home, police say.
While and news reports had previously identified the victim as being Malave, Boston Police waited until Tuesday morning to make the name public.
Malave was pronounced dead at the scene inside a three-family home at 132 Hyde Park Avenue on Friday night.
Malave was a student at ITT Tech, a cousin told the Boston Globe. Family and friends had thrown him a surprise birthday party two Sundays ago.
His death is the first homicide in Jamaica Plain in more than six months. Kenny "Black" Soto was stabbed to death outside the in October 2011.
If you have information about the Hyde Park Avenue shooting, police ask you to call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be called in to 800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).