One Less Gun: Male Arrested and Illegal Firearm Recovered in Dorchester


ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:35 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle infraction in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Centre Street in Dorchester. Upon conducting the stop, officers observed the passenger to appear to be shaking uncontrollably. Further investigation led officers to discover the operator to have no license. At this time, officers asked both the operator and passenger to exit the vehicle. Officers discovered a loaded Taurus Slim Pt 709 firearm in the passenger’s waistband. The passenger, identified as Benjamin Dew Douglas, 24-years-old of Boston, was placed under arrest. 

Benjamin Dew Douglas is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.