One Less Gun: Drug Unit and District C-11 Officers Disarm Suspect After Violent Struggle

ONE LESS GUN: At about 11:15 AM on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, officers assigned to the City-wide Drug Control Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of Acadia Street and Adams Street in District C-11 (Dorchester). During the course of this investigation, officers made observations of an individual exhibiting behavior consistent with a person who may be carrying a gun. Additional officers were called to assist as the Drug Unit officers attempted to stop the suspect. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was stopped a short distance away, but violently resisted the officers and a physical struggle ensued. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect into handcuffs, and during a pat frisk, recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson Lady Smith .32 Magnum revolver from the suspect.

“These officers used tremendous restraint when confronting a very dangerous armed individual,” said Commissioner Evans. “Taking guns off the streets has been my number one priority. There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of these officers saved lives, perhaps even that of the suspect.”

Officers arrested 26-year-old Sherome Pight of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded FirearmPossession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.