At about 10:43 AM, Monday, January 27, 2014, while on patrol, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force (Citywide) made an onsite arrest in the area of 65 Wayland Street in Roxbury.
While on patrol, officers received information regarding the occupants of a vehicle to be in possession of a firearm. Officers observed the vehicle in the area of Quincy St. and Howard Ave. Officers stopped the vehicle and attempted to conduct an investigatory stop. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a black male to be lying down in the back seat of the vehicle. At this time, the vehicle fled down Howard Ave. Following a brief pursuit, officers located the vehicle in the area of 65 Wayland St. Officers were able to secure both passengers of the vehicle, as the driver fled on foot. During a brief foot chase, officers lost sight of the operator in the area of Hartford St. Officers canvassed the area of the suspect’s vehicle and were able to recover a firearm.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives at 617-343-4275.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.