One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Recovering Loaded Firearm during Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 8:05 PM on Wednesday June 27, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects after recovering a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of 56 Humphreys Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they learned that the operator, Armando Gomes, 30, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, had a suspended license. As the officers were continuing their investigation, the front seat passenger, Allahmah Kuyateh, 22, of Providence, Rhode Island, suddenly exited the vehicle and attempted to push past one of the officers. Officers performed a pat frisk of the passenger at which time they recovered a knife with a curved blade from inside he pants pocket. Officers placed the passenger in custody with assistance from additional responding units after a brief struggle. The operator was placed in custody without incident. Once both suspects were secured, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory ACP model SA-XD handgun fitted with a laser sight and a high capacity magazine from inside the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Armando Gomes will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. Allahmah Kuyateh will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried (Knife) and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.