One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Arrest Suspect in Dorchester

At about 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 20, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 180 Howard Street in District C-11 (Dorchester). Officers were on patrol in the area when they observed a subject who is known to them, Christopher Depina, 25, of Boston, suddenly take off running upon seeing the officers. Officers quickly caught up to the suspect and recovered a loaded Astra 9mm handgun which he had discarded as the officers approached. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm.