One Less Gun: BPD Citywide Drug Unit Places Known Suspect in Custody after Recovering Loaded Revolver in Dorchester

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At about 12:30 PM on Thursday, March 1, 2018, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit and officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 200 Columbia Road in Dorchester. As part of an ongoing investigation, officers were aware that Tyriq Wiggins, 23, of Stoughton, was possibly in possession of a firearm. The officers soon located the suspect and recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver which he had discarded as the officers approached. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and has since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd & Subsequent).