ONE LESS GUN: Concerned Community Member Helps BPD Officers Recover a Gun and Arrest One in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: Concerned Community Member Helps BPD Officers Recover a Gun and Arrest One in Dorchester: At about 1:27am, on Sunday, February 21, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in area of 49 Stoughton Street in Dorchester. According to the caller, the suspect was described as a light skinned Hispanic male wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. On arrival, officers observed several people exiting the location, including an individual who appeared to fit the description of the suspect. Officers noted that the individual in question appeared to be irritated as he was heard yelling and observed throwing his arms up in the air. Further, upon seeing the officers, the suspect abruptly reversed direction and walked back inside the building. Officers quickly followed and stopped the suspect inside the location. When officers informed the suspect that he matched the description of an individual believed to be in possession of a firearm, the suspect immediately became argumentative and began to verbally disparage and disrespect the officers. When officers attempted to frisk the suspect for weapons, the suspect abruptly turned away from the officers. As the suspect turned away, officers observed a visible bulge in the suspect’s waistband. After frisking the suspect, officers located a loaded firearm (.32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver) tucked inside the suspect’s waistband (file photo). Officers arrested Javier Mejia, 20, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.