One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Two Firearms in Roxbury


Boston police officers continue to track down and recover firearms despite additional complications created by the massive amount of snow that has accumulated across the city. Officers recovered two firearms in an incident during which the guns were discarded in hopes that the snow would conceal the weapons.

At about 8:30 PM on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Normandy and Intervale Streets, Roxbury.

Upon arrival, the officers observed a victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital. Officers processed the crime scene and recovered a firearm that was placed in a snow mound next to a nearby residence. Officers followed a set of fresh footprints and recovered a second firearm buried in the snow behind a building at the end of the block.

In an unrelated incident on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at about 8:50 AM, an officer from District C-11 (Dorchester) attending Dorchester District Court observed two males attempt to conceal an object in a snow bank just outside the courthouse at Washington and Tremblett Streets. The officer approached to investigate and found what appeared to be a firearm buried in the snow. Further investigation revealed that the object was a BB gun. The two males were located inside the courthouse, identified, and released.