At about 5:30 PM on Friday, July 14, 2017, members of the BPD’s Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when officers observed a motor vehicle fail to properly signal in the area of Bernard Street and Talbot Ave. In light of the infraction, officers followed the vehicle to the front of 16 Westcott Street. Once there, officers observed three individuals hastily exit the vehicle, walk down a driveway before returning to the front of the residence. Given the furtive movements of the group, as well as the aforementioned motor vehicle infraction, officers approached the trio to better understand their actions. Moreover, officers recognized all three individuals from previous interactions. When asked about the illegal turn, all three individuals, not only denied the allegation, but further denied being in the car. When officers, now pointing to the vehicle in question, stated that they had observed the individuals park and exit the car, one of the individuals stated, “That’s not even our car.” When officers approached the car, one of the individuals piped up, “You can't do that, you need a warrant." Upon looking inside the car, officers promptly observed and recovered a loaded, black semi-automatic pistol (see photo). When asked about the firearm, all three suspects denied ownership of the weapon.
Officers arrested Chakeem Durant, 23, of Boston, Dasuan Jacobs, 20, of Boston and Terrell Williams, 21, of Boston and charged all three with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.
Additionally, it should be noted that during a search of Mr. Durant, a Volkswagen key that operated the vehicle seen taking the illegal turn was found in one of his pockets. As such, he was issued a citation for Failure to Use Proper Turn Signal.