One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Firearm with the Help of Concerned Citizen

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At about 8:25 AM on Thursday, March 26, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 10 Elizabeth Street in Mattapan.

Upon arrival, officers were met by a citizen who stated she was driving in the above area when she heard a loud “bang.” She then observed a black male wearing all black bending over what she believed to be a firearm on the street. When the citizen confronted the male, the individual fled on Elizabeth Street toward Astoria Street, leaving the firearm behind.

Officers observed a loaded black .40 caliber Glock firearm with a spent shell casing in the chamber on the street in the area of 5 Elizabeth Street. Detectives recovered and processed the firearm and ballistics. Officers canvassed the area for victims and persons matching the above male’s description to no avail.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

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.