Officers Apprehend Suspect Who Failed to Stop for Police with Children on Board and Recover Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: At about 6:47 PM on Wednesday, January 9. 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, arrested one male and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 49 Mather Street in Dorchester. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a gray motor vehicle abruptly stop before accelerating at increasing speeds. A query of the motor vehicle led to the discovery of an expired registration. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of 750 Washington Street in Dorchester.  Upon activating their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) the suspect motor vehicle fled in an attempt to evade officers. Officers pursued the motor vehicle in an initially unsuccessful attempt to stop the car. The vehicle began to slow down in the area of 49 Mather Street in Dorchester, before again taking off at a high rate of speed. Eventually officers were able to locate the motor vehicle stopped in the area of Allston Street and Mather Street. Officers approached the vehicle which was still running with the driver’s side open and the driver’s side window down. Inside of the vehicle, officers observed two young males who were unaccompanied. Officers notified the children’s mother who responded to the scene. Officers observed a male exit from a pathway next to 49 Mather Street who was breathing heavily and sweating profusely. Officers identified the male as the operator of the motor vehicle. Officers retraced the route in which the suspect had travelled and recovered a silver revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition.

Officers arrested Denzil Pierre, 35-years-old, of Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 3rd Offense, Armed Career Criminal Level 3, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended Registration. Pierre was also wanted for Failure to Stop and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License out of Brookline District Court. Pierre is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.