One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest One and Seize an Illegal Gun in Dorchester

At about 3:04pm, on Friday, September 19, 2014, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Bowdoin Street and Geneva Ave when officers observed two individuals believed to have information in connection to firearm related incidents in the area. Upon seeing the officers, officers observed the individuals quickly separated from each other. When officers exited their cruiser in an effort to talk to and engage the individuals, one of the individuals promptly took off running while the other remained on the scene. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and apprehend the suspect. Prior to apprehending the suspect, officers observed the suspect toss a backpack over a fence in the area of 128 Hamilton Street. Upon retrieving the backpack, officers located and seized a silver and black firearm (see photo). Officers arrested Livingston Walker, 19, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way

Noteworthy Stats: In the calendar year 2014, the men and women of the Boston Police Department have taken 484 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, 385 guns have been voluntarily turned in by community members taking advantage of the Boston Gun Buyback Program. All told, there are 869 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