Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Recover Three Firearms after Shots Fired in Roxbury

At about 1:30 AM on Friday, December 2, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 13 McGreevey Way.

On arrival, officers observed three males attempting to flee the scene in a motor vehicle. Upon seeing the approaching officers, two of the males fled on foot and the third took off in the SUV. A short distance away, the SUV collided with a responding Wentworth police cruiser before crashing into a parked car. The operator of the car continued to flee the scene on foot as officers pursued. After a brief chase, the operator was apprehended when officers found him hiding in a dumpster. Officers found that the operator, 20-year-old Trevon Bell of Brighton, had an outstanding arrest warrant for Assault with Intent to Murder. Bell was arrested and also charged with Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Car), Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Causing Personal Injury, and Resisting Arrest. Bell will be arraigned at Roxbury District Court. The two additional suspects made good their escape; they are both described as black males wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

After retracing the flight path of the suspect, officers recovered a black Glock 30 firearm, as well as several pieces of ballistic evidence from the scene of the shooting. The Wentworth police officer injured in the vehicle collision was transported to a Boston area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Approximately 8 hours later, at about 9:15 AM, officers received a second 911 call from a concerned citizen for a recovered firearm in the same area that the officers had pursued the suspect earlier that morning. Officers responded and were shown to the location of a discarded firearm. Officers canvassed the area for additional evidence and located yet a third firearm that also appeared to be discarded. Officers secured and processed both loaded firearms, one Colt Mustang and one Taurus PT99AF 9mm.