Keeping Boston Safe: Officers Arrest Five Suspects While Recovering Three Loaded Guns After Shots Fired Call in Dorchester

At about 9:00 PM on Tuesday October 25, 2016, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 14 Rill Street in Dorchester.   Ballistic evidence was recovered from the scene but there were no reported injuries.  A short time later, officers were able to locate and stop a vehicle in the area of 107 Columbia Road which had been observed fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed with the headlights turned off.  At this time, numerous officers from District C-11, B-2 (Roxbury) and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrived on scene to assist.  Officers removed the five occupants of the car who were later identified as , Carlin Rigaud, 33, of Hyde Park (operator), Pierre Michel, 23, Everett (front passenger), Jordan James, 22, of Everett (rear passenger - driver’s side), Belamino Monteiro, 19, Dorchester (rear passenger – middle) and Gilson Texiera, 19, of Dorchester (rear passenger - passenger's side).  As officers were removing Monteiro, they immediately recovered a loaded 9mm Rugar handgun from inside his jacket pocket while performing a pat frisk.  Officers then recovered a loaded .25 caliber Colt handgun and a loaded large capacity 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun with an obliterated serial number from inside the vehicle which were both in plain sight.  All five suspects were then placed in custody without incident and have since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on the following charges:

Belamino Monteiro, Pierre Michel and Gilson Texiera have been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Large Capacity Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.  Jordan James was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Large Capacity Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number.  Carlin Rigaud was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Large Capacity Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.  Rigaud was also found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Virginia for Distribution of Class B Drugs.

"Once again my officers showed tremendous restraint when confronted with several armed individuals," said Commissioner Evans. "Thanks to their efforts three guns have been removed from the street and no one got hurt in the process. My officers continue to work very hard each and every day to make this city the safest in can be."