Suspect Arrested and Firearm Recovered after ShotSpotter Activation

Last night around 9:48PM, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested suspect, Oscar L. Sanchez, 32 of Mattapan and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, and with Being an Armed Career Criminal.

Officers came to arrest the suspect after hearing what sounded like the faint sounds of gunshots and being informed of a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 51 Deering Road in Mattapan.  Officers in an unmarked cruiser immediately responded to the area and there observed the suspect walking away from the area hurriedly in a nervous manner. As the suspect walked away, officers observed him grasping an object in his right pocket.  Officers also noticed that an object in the suspect’s pants was causing his pants to sag and his pants pockets to sway as he walked.  The suspect, when he realized the presence of officer, immediately clutched his side and became wide-eyed when he made eye contact with the officers.  Officers exited their cruiser and approached the suspect to ask him some questions and as they did so he immediately bladed his stance turning the side that officers had observed sagging from officers. The suspect continued to grasp and clutch his side subconsciously as officers engaged him in conversation.

Officers, based on the nature of the call for shots fired, the actions/behavior of the suspect and the observed sag in the suspect’s clothing, decided to pat frisk the suspect.  Officers, as they attempted to pat frisk the suspect, observed the handle of a gun protruding from the suspect’s pockets.  After a brief struggle with the suspect, officers recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

The suspect, once arrested, exclaimed to offices, “I know I shouldn’t have had that (expletive) on me!”