Boston Police Officer Arrested for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Roxbury

At about 9:51pm, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Officers from District B-2(Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a man with a gun to 62 Forest Street.

On arrival, officers spoke with a female victim who stated three Hispanic males attempted to rob her disabled husband. The woman told officers one of the suspects was armed with a black handgun that had a "laser beam sight." The victim further said the armed suspect pointed the gun at her husband's face and fled into 66 Forest Street. Officers knocked on the door, announcing their presence and requested the occupants inside, to open the door. After several requests, one of the suspects, later identified as Boston Police Officer, Sandro Fonseca, 30, of Roxbury opened the door.  Two other Hispanic males were in the apartment. During a search, officers discovered a blue steel .380 Smith & Wesson "Bodyguard" with a sight laser. Fonseca was placed under arrest and charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Fonseca has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending further investigation.