One Less Gun: Officers Place Two Suspects in Custody While Recovering a Loaded Firearm After Responding to a Call for Shots Fired in Dorchester

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At about 10:52 PM on Saturday January 28, 2017, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) and members of the Youth Violence Strike Force placed two suspects in custody while recovering a loaded firearm after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 28 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester.  While canvassing the area, officers observed two individuals who matched the given suspect description attempting to enter an address on Corona Street.  When the officers approached the two men, one of them, later identified as Osiris Banks, 19, of Dorchester, immediately turned away from the officers in a bladed stance and placed his hands on the waistband area of his pants, leading them to believe he was armed.  The officers advanced on the suspect and placed him in custody at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun from his pants.  It was later determined that the serial number of the firearm had been removed.   The second suspect, later identified as Shaldon Pascal, 19, of Dorchester, was placed in custody without incident.  Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court.  Shaldon Pascal will be charged with Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.  Osiris Banks will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Possession of a Firearm with an Altered Serial Number and Firearm Discharged within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.