One Less Gun: Concerned Citizen Helps Officers Recover Firearm, Make Arrest After Gun Call in Hyde Park

At about 10:53 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2016, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a radio call for a person threatening someone with a gun in the area of 11 Linwood Street.  Officers quickly arrived on scene and located the victim who was unharmed.  Officers then observed, Jonathon Young, 22, of Mattapan, who matched the given description walking on Linwood Street near Child Street and approached to speak with him.  Officers performed a pat frisk with negative results but were alerted by a concerned citizen that the suspect had discarded an object behind a house before the officers stopped him.  The officers checked that location and recovered a loaded silver revolver.  The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Threats.