One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded .357 Magnum From Driver During a Routine Traffic Stop

At about 12:32 AM on Saturday April 11, 2015, officers from the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force made two arrests while recovering a fully loaded .357 Magnum during a routine traffic stop in the area of 56 Fuller Street in Dorchester.  

The officers were in the area to provide field support to the responding units from District C-11 (Dorchester) who had been called to the area after a report of a disturbance between a group of males.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed several males scattering in all directions, some of them getting into parked motor vehicles.  One of these vehicles was blocking a fire hydrant while "live parked" with the engine running.  Officers approached and observed two male suspects in the car later identified as Michael King, 23, of Dorchester in the driver's seat and Bobby Larue Leslie, 20, of Boston in the front passenger's seat with an open bottle of alcohol in his hand.   Officers removed the bottle of Hennessy from the car and ultimately removed both suspects after learning the driver was an unlicensed operator.  As officers ushered the driver from the car they observed him drop something onto the floor of the car which was revealed to be a fully loaded Smith &Wesson .357 Revolver.  Both suspects were immediately placed in custody without incident.  It was later learned that the driver was using the vehicle without authority of the owner and that the passenger was in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Michael King is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Operating a M/V Without Being Licensed, Using Motor Vehicle Without Authority.  

Bobby Larue Leslie is  charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage in M/V Passenger Area, Possession of Marijuana Less than One Ounce.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Dorchester District Court.