One Less Gun: Officers Recover Loaded Firearm While Placing Two Suspects in Custody After Performing a Traffic Stop in Dorchester

Earlier today, at about 12:37 AM on Wednesday March 29, 2017, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested two suspects and recovered a loaded firearm after performing a traffic stop in the area of 6 Alvan Terrace in Dorchester.  The officers were on routine patrol when they stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction.  Officers removed the operator, Chris McKinney, 24, of Roxbury, after learning that he did not possess a valid driver’s license.  As the officers were placing the operator in custody, they observed that the rear seat passenger, later identified as Dario Baxter, 19, of Lynn, was behaving in a suspicious manner while clutching at the waistband area of his pants.  Officers removed the passenger and performed a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .22 caliber Chiappa 1911-22 handgun from the waistband of his pants.  The suspect was then placed in custody without incident.  Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Dorchester District Court.  Chris McKinney will be charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Dario Baxter will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.