One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearms from Juvenile and Nightclub Patron in Two Separate Incidents Last Evening

INCIDENT #1: At about 8:40 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area of 716 Washington Street in District C-11 (Dorchester).

During the investigation, officers observed three males known to them enter a store and then almost immediately exit. When officers approached the males, one attempted to flee back into the store. Officers were able to stop him and conduct a pat frisk. During the frisk, officers recovered a loaded FN Browning BDA-380 firearm from the male’s waistband. Officers arrested the 16-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and charged him with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. The two other males were identified and released.

INCIDENT #2: At about 12:30 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call to recover a firearm in the area of 96 Warrenton Street, ICON Night Club.

Upon arrival, the officer spoke with club security, who reported that while conducting a pat frisk of one of the patrons entering the establishment he found a firearm in the small of the patron’s back. The bouncer removed the firearm from the patron. The patron reported he had a license to carry, but when asked, could not produce it. The bouncer secured the firearm at the club and notified the police. Club security told the responding officers that the patron had remained at the front door for several minutes before walking away, leaving his driver’s license and firearm at the club. The officers seized and secured the loaded Glock 19. The 24-year-old male from Pelham, NH will be summoned to Boston Municipal Court for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.