One Less Gun: BPD Officers Place Suspect in Custody after Recovering Loaded Firearm during Investigation in Dorchester


At about 6:40 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 37 Howe Street in Dorchester. Officers arrested Nickhlas Simpson, 24, of Dorchester, without incident after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen out of Portsmouth, Virginia. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing.