Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Recover 2 Loaded Guns While Apprehending 4 Suspects in 2 Separate Incidents in Less Than 2 Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 12:24 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force with the assistance of officers assigned to District D-14 (Brighton) located and arrested two wanted individuals while recovering a discarded firearm in the area of 41 Gordon Street in Brighton. Officers were aware that Jerome Barrows, 21, of Boston and Uhmari Bufford, 24, of Dorchester, were wanted on outstanding warrants stemming from two separate incidents. At the time of their arrests, Barrows was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition while Bufford was wanted on an outstanding warrant on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (to wit: Knife). Both parties were placed in custody without incident as they exited an apartment where an apparent gathering had just broken up. Officers performed a protective sweep of the now unoccupied apartment at which time they observed and recovered a loaded 9mm Springfield Armory USA Model XD9 with a large capacity feeding device and an obliterated serial number (See Photo Below). The weapon will be turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for further processing. Both suspects will face arraignment in Roxbury District Court where their respective warrants were issued.

Firearm Seized During Incident #1

Firearm Seized During Incident #1

 INCIDENT #2: At about 2:10 AM on Sunday November 25, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects after recovering a firearm during a traffic stop in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and American Legion Highway in Dorchester. Officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue and were speaking with the operator when another vehicle sped past them at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle was travelling approximately fifty miles per hour in a twenty-five miles per hour zone, in rainy conditions, with the headlights turned off. The vehicle made no attempt to slow down or move over as it went past the officers and their cruiser with the emergency blue lights fully activated. Officers were able to stop the speeding vehicle a short distance away and were approaching to speak with the operator when they observed him leaning towards a female front seat passenger who was then observed reaching down towards the passenger compartment floor area. Officers removed the female passenger, Ana McGlashin-Lopez, 24, of Dorchester, at which time they recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus handgun from underneath the front passenger seat. Officers then removed the operator, Jason Ayala, 37, of Lexington, and placed both parties in custody without incident. Officers continued their investigation and observed that the operator appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unsteady on his feet. Officers also recovered an open container of alcohol in the front center console of the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court. McGlashin-Lopez will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Ayala will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle in addition to Violations of the Move Over Law and the Open Container Law.