At about 11:05 PM on Friday, July 19, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made two onsite arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 14 E. Brookline Street in the South End. While on directed patrol in the area of 700 Harrison Avenue, officers observed a male standing by the park benches. Officers, who were on foot and walking towards the park, observed the male quickly pin his right hand to his waistband and walk hurriedly away from them. Suspect #1 walked toward a second male and handed over an unknown item from within his waistband and immediately began running away from officers toward the area of 14 E. Brookline Avenue. Officers followed suspect #1 who was eventually apprehended. Suspect #2 who remained on the park bench, was found to be in possession of a Llama 9mm firearm loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition.
Officers arrested suspect #1, Jerry Carrasquillo Jr., 35-years-old, of Dorchester and suspect #2 Louis Lasanta, 50-years-old, of Boston. Both are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Carrasquillo faces an additional charge of Firearm Violation with Two Prior Violent/Drug Crimes.