One Less Gun: Investigation Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm After Suspect Located in Dorchester

At about 4:00 PM on Tuesday August 16, 2016, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest as part of an active gang related investigation in the area of 23 Creston Street in Roxbury.  The officers were aware that the target of their investigation, Keyron Baskin-Whitfield, 19, of Boston, may be in possession of a firearm and located him behind the address.  Officers were able to recover a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun that the suspect had attempted to conceal inside a nearby gas grill as the officers were approaching.  The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Trespassing.