One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm, Place Two in Custody After Vehicle Crashes into Police Vehicle in Roxbury

At about 7:40 PM, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force placed two suspects in custody on drug and firearm related charges in the area of Harold and Waumbeck Streets in Roxbury.  Prior to the arrests, at about 7:15 PM, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) had responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Geneva Avenue and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester.  During that incident, a male suspect, later identified as Kassan Germain, 25, of Dorchester, had taken a firearm out of the trunk of his vehicle and threatened a victim before driving off with a female passenger, later identified as Nashaunti Borden, 18, of Dorchester, seated next to him.  About twenty five minutes later, officers observed the vehicle driving erratically in the area of Harold and Abbotsford Streets and attempted to stop it.  The suspect vehicle sped up and continued for several blocks, making numerous sudden turns while failing to stop for all signs and signals before turning the wrong way onto Harold Street and crashing head on into an unmarked police car.  Officers observed that the suspect vehicle had aggressively accelerated prior to the crash and directed his vehicle directly into the police car.  The operator then bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot with officers in pursuit while additional officers remained with the suspect vehicle and removed the female suspect.  The male suspect was located hiding next to 72 Waumbeck Street where a violent struggle ensued as several officers fought to place the suspect in custody before finally prevailing.  Officers recovered a loaded 9mm Hi-point Model C handgun from the female suspect.  She was then placed in custody without further incident.  Officers performed an inventory search of the vehicle and recovered several bags of heroin (8 grams), cocaine (10 grams) and prescription pills (Alprazolam – 10 pills) packaged for sale.

Later, while in the booking area, Germain stated “I can’t wait ‘til I get out of here, I’m gonna run up on all these cops.  Gonna start poppin’ all these (expletives) at shift change, watch.”  When the officers asked him if was making threats, the suspect stated, “That’s not a threat, that’s a promise”

Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.  Germain will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A, B & C Drugs in addition to numerous motor vehicle violations including Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.  Officers later learned that the suspect was wanted on a default warrant for additional drug and firearms charges.  Borden will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A, B & C Drugs.

The two officers who were in the police vehicle which was struck were transported to a local hospital for treatment and were later released.