Daily Dose Of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm From Vehicle After Crash

At about 7:34 PM on Sunday April 3, 2015, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an arrest after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Trull and Hancock Streets.  Officers were in the area due to ongoing gang violence and firearm related incidents.  As officers arrived on scene they observed a black sedan with the windows shot out fleeing the scene.   Officers pursued the vehicle from a safe distance while maintaining visual contact until it crashed into a telephone pole near 38 Dacia Street.  The suspect, later identified as Errin Crawford,26, of Boston, jumped out of the damaged car and a foot chase ensued.  Officers were able to quickly catch up to Crawford and place him in custody after a brief struggle.  Officers observed and recovered a loaded Raven .25 caliber silver handgun from the dashboard of Crawford's vehicle and later retrieved twelve bags of what appeared to be cocaine that Crawford is alleged to have discarded.

Crawford will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension.

An adult male victim later transported himself to a local hospital suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds which he sustained during this incident.

Officers recovered multiple 9mm spent shell casings in front of 77 Hancock Street which were also related to this incident.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 Detectives at 617-343-4335. 

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.