ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Recover Two Firearms Tossed from Moving Vehicle in Mattapan

ONE LESS GUN

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Recover Two Firearms Tossed from Moving Vehicle in Mattapan: At about 6:33pm, on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Ave and Morton Street when officers observed a motor vehicle being driven by an individual known to be operating without a license. Upon seeing the unlicensed operator, officers activated their lights and sirens in an effort to stop the vehicle. However, instead of stopping, the operator knowingly ignored the officers and continued driving. While following behind the suspect, officers observed two firearms tossed from the car. Both weapons were quickly located and recovered by additional units responding to the incident. One of the firearms was black in color (see photo) while the other was silver. After losing sight of the suspect’s vehicle in the area of American Legion Hwy and Morton Street, officers were able to relocate the car, vacant and abandoned, in front of 31 Angell Street. While approaching the vehicle, officers observed a male frenziedly trying to unsuccessfully scale a fence in the rear of the property. After recognizing the individual as one of the suspects seen in the car, officers arrested a 20-year-old male from Boston, and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the operator of the car, a 20-year-old male from Boston, who was charged with Operating without Being Licensed, Driving to Endanger and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.