One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Firearm Following Call for Shots Fired in the area of Brook Ave in Roxbury


ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:03am, on Friday, October 19, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 42 Brook Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located ballistic evidence in the immediate area. While still on scene, officers learned that the person seen firing the shots may have entered a home in the area. While directing their flashlights on the house at 42 Brook Ave, officers observed an individual on the second floor duck down in an attempt to conceal himself. A search of the dwelling enabled officers to locate an individual hiding under a bed on the second floor. While talking to the suspect, officers quickly ascertained that the individual did not live at the address. A more extensive search of the location with help from a BPD K-9 Officer and his partner, Rocky, enabled officers to discover and recover a firearm (see photo) and empty magazine found in a bedroom closet.

Officers arrested Carlos Barros, 32, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.