One Less Gun: Investigation Leads YVSF to Arrest Juvenile with Two Illegal Firearms

At about 10:10 PM on Friday, May 19, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 17-year-old juvenile for firearm related charges in the area 158 Walnut Avenue in District B-2 (Roxbury).

During an ongoing investigation, officers received information that indicated a particular 17-year-old male known to them may be in possession of a firearm. The officers were able to locate that suspect in the area of the above address. Found in the possession of the suspect were two firearms—one Ruger .45 caliber firearm and one Taurus 9mm firearm. Officers arrested the 17-year-old suspect from Dorchester and charged him with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent Offense), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device, and Trespassing.