One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Four Suspects While Recovering Four Loaded Firearms During Four Separate Incidents in Less Than Nine Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 5:20 PM on Saturday July 28, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest during a motor vehicle stop in the area of 4 Deering Road in Mattapan. The officers had stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation and were in the process of removing the front seat passenger, later identified as Alex Perez-Gonzalez, 19, of Mattapan, as part of their investigation when a firearm fell from the waistband area of his pants and hit the ground. Officers quickly placed the suspect in custody without incident and safely recovered the weapon which was determined to be a .40 caliber Taurus 740 Slim which had previously been reported stolen in Hooksett, New Hampshire.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Receiving Stolen Property.

INCIDENT #2: At about 10:22 PM on Saturday July 28, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 arrested Christopher McKoy, 24, of Mattapan, on firearm related charges in the area of 15 Briarcliff Terrace in Mattapan. The officers had responded to escort the suspect out of the residence and were in the process of doing so when he suddenly attempted to pull a firearm out of the waistband area of his pants. Officers were able to secure the suspect after a brief struggle at which time they safely recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson M&P handgun with a defaced serial number.

The suspect will appear in Dorchster District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

INCIDENT #3: At about 1:11 AM on Sunday July 29, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Rohan Anderson, 27, of Dorchester, on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of 206 Seaver Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation and removed the occupants when they discovered a firearm inside the vehicle near where the suspect had been seated. As officers were placing the suspect in custody, the operator, later identified as Rommel Nelson, 27, of Dorchester, suddenly took off running, crossing four lanes of traffic, causing numerous vehicles to slam on their brakes. Additional responding units were able to place the fleeing suspect in custody after a brief foot pursuit and ensuing struggle. With both suspects now secure, officers were able to recover the firearm which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Taurus PT111 G2 handgun with a defaced serial number. The motor vehicle was towed from the scene.

Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Rohan Anderson will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd & Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (2nd & Subsequent), Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. Rommel Nelson will be charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

INCIDENT #4: At about 2:00 AM on Sunday July 29, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) located and recovered a loaded .357 magnum Taurus revolver during the course of an investigation in the area of 51 Franklin Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The weapon has since been turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

Said Commissioner Evans, “As I have said over the course of my four plus years as Commissioner, there are too many guns on our streets and in our communities. The results of my officers efforts in the recovery of four more illegal firearms in just one night proves that. Fewer guns means fewer opportunities for senseless acts of violence in our city, and thanks to the hard work of the men and women of the Boston Police, there have been forty fewer shootings compared to last year at this time.”