One Less Gun: Officers Recover Two Firearms in Two Separate Incidents

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INCIDENT #1: At about 7:42 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force on-sited an arrest in the area of Geneva Avenue and Normandy Street in District B-2 (Roxbury). While on patrol in the area, officers observed a vehicle operating with a broken tail light. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle at the above address and were informed by the operator that he was not licensed to drive. Officers requested the operator exit the vehicle, and once he had done so, officers observed the handle of a firearm in plain view protruding from a pocket located in front of the driver’s seat. Officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 Bodyguard with obliterated serial number from the vehicle. Officers arrested the operator, identified as 27-year-old Antwoun J. Ellis of Dorchester, and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Armed Career Criminal Level I, Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Suspension, and cited for the Defective Brake Light.

INCIDENT #2: At about 8:48 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person with a gun in the area of the KFC at 695 Columbia Road. Officers were provided with a description of a male who had tried to grab a woman’s purse and made threats to kill her. Officers were informed that the victim thought she observed a firearm handle in his waistband. Officers observed a male matching the suspect’s description outside the KFC. A pat frisk of the suspect revealed a loaded Iver Johnson .32 caliber revolver with obliterated serial number in a mesh belt in his waistband. Officers arrested 67-year-old Clinton Satterfield of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.