One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearm, Make Arrest After Investigation into Shots Fired in Mattapan

At about 6:00 PM on Monday March 14, 2016, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) placed Jamal Gittens, 23, of Boston, under arrest as a result of an investigation into a shots fired incident which occurred on Wednesday March 9, 2016, in the area of 922 Morton Street.  During that incident, at about 6:08 PM, a red Bentley was seen fleeing the scene after an occupant of the car fired several shots at a group of males standing on the sidewalk.  No one was injured during the incident.  Officers were later able to locate the vehicle which was registered to the suspect.  Officers executed a search warrant and recovered a firearm from inside the vehicle which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant for the suspect.  The suspect has been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm.