At about 7:38 PM on Thursday, November 29, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 164 Waldemar Ave in East Boston. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a group of males known to them from previous encounters. Officers attempted to speak with the males who immediately began to flee the area on foot. Officers pursued the males and eventually caught up to one of them, who was clutching an apparent item in his right front pocket. Officers were able to subdue the male following the pursuit. An Armi Galesi-Brescia Brevetto firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition was recovered from the male suspect’s front right pocket.
Officers arrested Damari Larkins, 18-years-old, of Braintree. Larkins is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.