One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Traffic Stops within Minutes of Each Other in Dorchester and Roxbury

firearm seized during incident #1

INCIDENT #1:  At about 6:30 PM on Monday January 16, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Walnut Avenue in Roxbury.  The officers were on directed patrol in the area in response to numerous recent incidents involving gang and gun related violence when they stopped a car for a traffic infraction.  Officers learned that the operator, Khalil Yusuf, 25, Roxbury, had an expired driver’s license and asked him to exit the vehicle.  As the driver began to get out of the car, the officers observed a firearm fall from his lap and onto the floor of the car.  At this time, the officers immediately took the suspect to the ground, placing him in custody and recovering the loaded firearm which was later determined to be a .45 caliber Springfield Armory ACP handgun which had been previously reported stolen in Decatur, Georgia.  The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Armed Career Criminal, Receiving Stolen Property and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.

INCIDENT #2:  At about 6:37 PM on Monday January, 16, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of Monadnock Street and Bird Street in Dorchester.  The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation.  When the car pulled over, the front seat passenger, a 17 year old male from Dorchester, who was known to the officers through previous interactions, opened his door and attempted to exit the vehicle.  The officers quickly closed the door and instructed the juvenile to remain in the vehicle as they engaged the operator.  As the officers continued their conversations with both the driver and the passenger, they could see that the juvenile male appeared nervous and gave several conflicting answers to simple questions.  At this time, the officers removed the passenger to conduct a pat frisk which resulted in the recovery of a loaded .25 caliber Bronco 1918 Model handgun from inside his jacket pocket.  As one of the officers removing the firearm, the suspect stated, “Okay, you got me, you got me.” The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit:  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  The driver was issued a motor vehicle citation for the equipment violation and released from the scene.