Loaded Firearm and Drugs Recovered After Suspect Strikes Officer with Motor Vehicle

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:39 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Adrian Ferguson, 29, of Dorchester on numerous charges during an incident that originated in the area of 5 Salisbury Park in Dorchester. The officers were conducting a drug investigation when they approached a stopped motor vehicle which had backed into a parking area on the street to speak with the operator. Upon seeing the officers, the driver suddenly accelerated towards them, striking one of the officers as he attempted to get out of the way of the vehicle, causing the rear passenger window on the driver’s side to shatter. The officer was not seriously injured as a result of the collision and immediately began chasing after the fleeing vehicle. The suspect vehicle then struck a police cruiser that had been positioned at Park Street to block the potential path of flight. At this time, the suspect exited the vehicle, leaving it running and in gear, and began to flee on foot with a firearm in his right hand. Officers pursued the suspect, finally stopping him in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Lincoln Street at which time a violent struggle ensued. Once the suspect was safely in custody, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded.380 caliber Ruger handgun with a laser sight which the suspect had discarded in the area of 286 Adams Street. Officers continued their investigation which led to the recovery of one small plastic bag and two large plastic bags of cocaine with a combined weight of about 30 grams along with other evidence from the front passenger seat of the suspect motor vehicle.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Trafficking Class B Drugs.