At about 7:20 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area of 103 Intervale Street, Dorchester. As a result of the investigation, officers recovered the following three firearms from two motor vehicles:
- One loaded black Ruger P85 9mm semi-automatic firearm equipped with a large capacity feeding device
- One loaded silver .38 caliber revolver with black tape on its handle
- One loaded silver Smith & Wesson .22 caliber revolver with a wooden handle
Officers arrested 23-year-old Zachary D. Wilson of Hyde Park and 19-year-old Darius Powell of Dorchester in connection with this investigation. Powell is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. Wilson is charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.
Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “This is a great arrest by the YVSF officers. In just the past few days alone, this unit and my district officers have taken eight firearms off the street and arrested the suspects in possession of those weapons. With these arrests and this weekend being the unofficial start to summer, we are sending a message that we want a peaceful summer—illegal firearm possession, gun violence and, for that matter, any type of violence in Boston will not be tolerated.”