One Less Gun: YVSF Officers Arrest 17-year-old Juvenile Carrying Loaded Firearm in Roxbury

At about 9:50 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on directed patrol in the area of 618 Shawmut Avenue in District D-4 (South End) due to information received indicating that members of a local street gang may be carrying firearms.

While surveilling the area, officers observed three males known to them, and as the officers approached on foot, they observed one of the males take off running while holding his waistband. The officers followed on foot and soon caught up to the male. As they were about to conduct a pat frisk, the male told the officers he had a firearm. Officers recovered a loaded silver and black Smith & Wesson .38 CTGE revolver and several rounds of additional ammunition from the male’s pants.

The 17-year-old juvenile from Mattapan was arrested and charged with Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent Offense), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Armed Career Criminal (Level 1). Officers also discovered the suspect was wanted on an active warrant from DYS.