ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Recover Fully Loaded Firearm in Charlestown

At about 10:21 PM on Monday, December 28, 2015, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) were on patrol in the area of Walford Way & Monument Street when officers observed a motor vehicle travelling with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows. In light of the illegal tint, officers attempted to stop the motor vehicle. However, instead of stopping, the car kept going. At one point, officers observed the vehicle begin to slow down. As the car slowed, officers observed an individual (described as a black male wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and tan boots) jump out of the front passenger seat and take off running. While pursuing the suspect on foot, officers observed the suspect motioning towards his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. Officers believed the suspect was attempting to remove and discard the firearm from his waistband. After losing sight of the suspect in the area of Putnam Street, officers immediately set up a perimeter and began scouring the area for the discarded firearm. In short time, officers located and recovered a fully loaded firearm (see photo) in the rear of 14 Putnam Street. Meantime, the search for the suspect continues and anyone with any information relative to the suspect’s whereabouts is strongly urged to contact District A-1 (Downtown) Detectives at (617) 343-4248.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.