One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest 16-Year-Old Girl Carrying a Loaded Firearm During an Investigation in Jamaica Plain

ONE LESS GUN: At about 8:00 PM, on Thursday, November 1, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a 16-year-old female from Hyde Park on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. The officers were on directed patrol in the Bromley Heath Housing Development when they observed and approached a group of individuals in the area. Upon seeing the officers, one of the individuals suddenly turned and began to walk away from the group while clutching at the waistband area of her pants and looking back over her shoulder at the approaching officers. The officers were able to stop the suspect a short distance away at which time a female officer performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun. The suspect was then placed in custody. The suspect will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.