On Thursday, August 6, 2015, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Evans attended the day tour role call in District B-2 (Roxbury) in order to congratulate two officers on a job well done during the previous overnight shift.
Earlier that morning, at about 1:50 AM, officers were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign in the area of Sumner Street and East Cottage Street. Officers attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle; however, the vehicle accelerated and fled, committing several additional traffic infractions. Officers followed the vehicle for a short period before the operator lost control, and the car collided with a vehicle parked on the street. Officers were able to apprehend all four occupants of the vehicle. In plain view on the rear passenger side floor, officers observed a loaded silver and brown Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver.
The operator, a 25-year-old male from Boston, was arrested for Operating after License Suspended/Revoked and Failure to Stop for Police. The rear passenger, a 22-year-old male from Boston, was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent Offense), and Armed Career Criminal (Level 2).