One Less Gun: Officers Hear Gunshots, Follow Suspect Vehicle, Recover Gun & Arrest Juvenile in Dorchester

About 11:43 PM on Thursday, December 18, 2014, a Supervisor from the Youth Violence Strike Force was on patrol in the area of Ronan Park in Dorchester when he heard what he believed to be gunshots.  After inquiring with dispatch, he was informed that a report of shots fired was just received for the area of Juliette Street. The Supervisor made observations of a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. He was able to broadcast a description of the fleeing car while reporting over the radio the direction it was traveling.  The Supervisor informed responding officers that he observed the suspect vehicle stop on Dorchester Avenue and a male passenger exit.  An officer from Area C-11 heard the broadcast and responded to the area to assist. This officer observed the male suspect now walking on Dorchester Avenue and approached him to conduct a threshold inquiry. During this encounter, the male suspect became increasingly nervous and refused to comply with the officer to take his hands out of his pockets. As the officer continued his inquiry, he removed from the suspect’s waistband a black Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun.

 The suspect is identified as a 16-year-old juvenile male from Mattapan. He is charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. 

“This is yet another example of the great restraint my officers use on a daily basis,” said Commissioner Evans. “I commend the work they continue to do each and every day in our ongoing efforts to protect and serve the citizens of Boston.”