One Less Gun: Officers Place One in Custody and Recover Loaded Firearm After Disturbance in Dorchester

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At about 12:15 AM on Friday July 8, 2016, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 24 Hillsboro Street in Dorchester.  On arrival, officers located a victim who stated that they had been threatened by Erickson Daveiga, 21, of Dorchester, who had displayed a firearm during the incident.   The suspect left the gun inside the apartment and then fled the area on foot.  Officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson model 908 handgun from inside the apartment and located the suspect a short time later in the area of 56 Humphreys Street where he was placed in custody without incident.  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.