One Less Gun: Tip from Concerned Community Member Enables BPD Officers to Locate Discarded Firearm in the area of Woodrow Ave and Lyford Street

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, members from the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit received information from a concerned community member relative to a discarded firearm in the area of Woodrow Ave and Lyford Street. Upon receiving the information, officers were promptly dispatched to that location. On arrival, a search of the area enabled officers to locate and seize the firearm pictured. The firearm will be further examined by the BPD’s Ballistic & Latent Print Units to determine the weapon’s connection to any criminal activities.  To the concerned community member who called in the tip, we say: "Thanks for making our city safer place."