ONE LESS GUN: Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest One and Recover a Gun in Dorchester

At about 6:18 PM on Monday, February 1, 2016, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of 65 Wayland Street in District B-2 (Roxbury) when officers observed a motor vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. While approaching the vehicle, officers observed the operator of the vehicle quickly exit the car and flee the scene. Upon looking inside the now vacant vehicle, officers observed a firearm in plain view. Specifically, officers observed (see photo) a loaded Sig Sauer 9mm on the floor of the back seat behind the driver. Officers secured the firearm and entered it into evidence. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the suspect. Officers arrested Ira Harrison, 24, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent Offense) and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.