One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Three and Recover Two Illegal Firearms in Roxbury


At about 3:12 PM, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 641 Parker Street in Roxbury.

On arrival, officers spoke with witnesses who stated that they had seen shots being fired from a red sedan with dark tinted windows. Officers began to search the area and due to the heavy afternoon traffic, were able to locate a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle which had been occupied by three individuals. The vehicle initially pulled to the side of the road, but then pulled back into traffic. Following a pursuit, the vehicle was stopped and the occupants removed in the area of St. Botolph Street. As the occupants were removed, officers observed the rear passenger holding an item in his waistband. Officers recovered a Hi Point .45 firearm with an obliterated serial number. Officers located an additional firearm (Winchester 45 Automatic, loaded with five rounds of ammunition) as well.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Rolando Coxon of Hyde Park, 20-year-old Tomas Martinez of Dorchester, and 21-year-old Tyler Deloach of Boston. Coxon is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd and Subsequent, Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Defaced Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon: Gun, and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer. Both Martinez and Deloach are charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Serial Number, Discharging Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon: Gun. Martinez faces an additional charge of Carrying a Loaded Firearm.