One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Gunfire in Dorchester


At about 10:50PM on Monday, July 9, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 46 Torrey Street (Dorchester). While traveling on Norfolk Street, officers heard approximately three-gun shots coming from the Roberts Playground area. Officers turned onto Withington Street toward Torrey Street in the direction of where they believed the shots were fired. Upon approaching 46 Torrey Street, officers observed a black male, later identified as David Amadin, 26 of Dorchester, wearing gray sweatpants and a white t-shirt, appear from behind a bush and start to walk towards the cruiser. Officers observed a bulge from under the male’s t-shirt on the right side of his waist line. As officers stopped the cruiser and exited, the suspect immediately ran into the driveway of 46 Torrey Street. Officers gave chase and observed the suspect to be running with his right arm pinned to the right side of his waist and his left arm freely moving.  Officers continued to chase the suspect and observed him throw a black object onto the roof of one of the parking garages.  After throwing the object onto the roof the suspect stopped running and turned around to face the officers. For their safety, officers placed the suspect in handcuffs.

Another officer was able to climb onto the roof where he located a black firearm. The firearm was determined to be a .45 caliber Black Springfield Armory, 5 live .45 rounds of ammunition within a Springfield Armory Feeding Device. After further investigation, it was revealed that the suspect did not reside at 46 Torrey Street.

David Amadin, 26 of Roxbury, was placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd Subsequent), Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd Subsequent), and Possession of Ammunition (2nd Subsequent). Amadin will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.