One Less Gun: Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest One Suspect for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm


At about 6:18 PM, on Tuesday, August, 14, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made two on-site arrests in the area of 151 Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Officers observed a motor vehicle with window so heavily tinted that they were unable to see any of the occupants inside.  The motor vehicle pulled into the Speedway gas station located in the area 151 Old Colony Avenue. Officers observed the operator exit and walk into the gas station. It was revealed after a license query that, Darius A Carter, 27, of Dorchester, MA., was driving on a suspended Massachusetts drivers’ license. Officers placed Carter under arrest and charged him with Operating after Revocation/Suspension. Officers queried the license of the front passenger, later identified as Tyrell Murphy, 26 years old, of Hyde Park, MA., and it was revealed that his license was expired.

Because the driver, Carter, was placed under arrest, and the passenger, Murphy, did not have a valid drivers’ license, the motor vehicle would need to be towed. Prior to stepping out of the motor vehicle, Murphy grabbed his t-shirt, pulled it over his waist band and turned away from officers while slightly bending over at the waist. At that time officers removed a firearm from Murphy’s waist area. Murphy was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Receiving a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number.

Tyrell Murphy and Darius Carter will be arraigned in South Boston District Court.