One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects and Safely Recover Loaded Firearm After Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 1:14 AM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) placed two suspects in custody and recovered a loaded firearm after conducting a traffic stop in the area of 382 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Glendale Street when they attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction. The car initially fled but eventually came to a stop on Bowdoin Street at which time the operator, Terrance Jenkins, 26 of Roxbury, was placed in custody for Failure to Stop for a Police Officer. Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Smith & Wesson Bodyguard handgun which had been discarded in the area of 43 Hancock Street. The front seat passenger of the vehicle, Steffon Edwards, 29, of Mansfield, was then placed in custody without incident on firearm related charges. It was later determined that the firearm had been previously reported stolen in Georgia in 2017. Two other occupants of the vehicle were identified and released from the scene.

Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court for arraignment. Jenkins will be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. Edwards will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Receiving Stolen Property.