One Less Gun: BPD Officers Place Suspect in Custody After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

At about 10:26 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after conducting a traffic stop in the area of Tremont Street and Ruggles Street in District B-2 (Roxbury), near Boston Police Headquarters. The officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction when they began to observe both the driver and the passenger behaving in a nervous and suspicious manner while moving around inside the car. The officers removed the passenger, later identified as Carlos Garcia-Parejo, 19, of Cambridge, after he repeatedly provided false information regarding his name and date of birth. The officers then performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .380 caliber Davis Arms model P380 semi-automatic handgun from inside the vehicle along with evidence that linked the weapon to the suspect. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. The operator was issued a motor vehicle citation and released from the scene.