One Less Gun: Excessively Tinted Windows Enable BPD Officers to Arrest Two on Gun & Drug Charges in Roxbury

At about 1:25am, on Sunday, June 8, 2014, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Dale and Washington Streets when officers observed a blue motor vehicle operating with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows. In light of these observations, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) and stopped the car. While speaking to the operator, officers learned that the operator was not licensed to drive a motor vehicle as his license had been suspended. As such, officers arrested the operator. A search of the vehicle incident to the arrest of the operator enabled officers to see and take possession of a loaded firearm (see photo) and approximately 35 grams of a Class B Drug (Cocaine).

The operator of the car, Shawn Meyers, 24, of Roxbury was arrested and charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device and Operating on a Suspended License. Additionally, a citation for Excessive Window Tint was issued to Mr. Meyers.

The passenger in the car, Malik Parsons, 19, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Trafficking Class B Drugs (Cocaine). 

A check of the illegal firearm showed that the gun had been reported stolen out of Vermont. 

*** NOTE: Including the above, the Boston Police Department has now recovered and taken 279 illegal guns off the streets of Boston.