One Less Gun: Firearm Suspect Caught with His Pants Off in Dorchester

At about 4:50 PM on Sunday, August 31, 2014, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest of a suspect for firearm related charges in the area of 12 Roach Street in Dorchester.

While on patrol, officers received a radio call for shots fired at the Savin Hill MBTA station. As officers canvassed the area for suspects, their attention was drawn to a male walking from the scene at a hurried pace, sweating, and glancing nervously at the officers. As officers approached, the suspect fled, and officers pursued him on foot onto a rear porch near 12 Roach Street.

When the suspect jumped over the railing of the porch, officers caught him by his pants and legs. The suspect dangled over the porch railing by his legs, and as the officers attempted to keep the male from falling, the suspect continued to struggle to evade the officer’s grip. During the struggle, officers felt what appeared to be a firearm in the suspect’s pants. The suspect then began to slide out of his pants, and finally slid to the ground, leaving his pants and a loaded black Brascia-Brevetto 6.35 firearm behind in the officers’ hands.

The "pant-less" suspect fled the area but was soon tracked down by officers inside a residence. Twenty-one-year-old Dennis C. Wilson of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Breaking and Entering a Dwelling (Day), Larceny, and Resisting Arrest.