One Less Gun: BPD Moves Ever Closer to the Confiscation of 1,000 Guns with Arrest of Two for the Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

About 2:33am on Sunday, November 23, 2014, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road when officers observed a red motor vehicle, with its high beam headlights activated, operating at a high rate of speed. In light of the aforementioned violations, officers activated their lights & sirens and stopped the motor vehicle. With the car stopped, officers approached the vehicle, which was occupied by two males, in order to speak to the operator. While speaking to the operator, officers observed the handle of a firearm protruding from under the front passenger seat. Upon seeing the firearm, officers immediately instructed both occupants to exit the vehicle. With the car vacated, officers recovered and seized a loaded .45 Caliber handgun (see photo).

Officers arrested Sean Brown, 19, of Boston and a 15 year-old male from Boston and charged both with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and the Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm

*** Noteworthy Stats: In the calendar year 2014, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken 600 illegal crime guns off the streets of Boston. A crime gun is defined as an illegal firearm used in the commission of a crime or confiscated in the course of an arrest. In addition to the above, 396 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. All told, there are 996 fewer guns in circulation as a result of the above efforts. For perspective purposes, the BPD seized a total of 667 guns for the year in 2013. To learn more about the Boston Gun Buyback Program, visit: bpdnews.com/bgb