One Less Gun: Quick and Decisive Actions Taken by BPD Officers Leads to Arrest and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm After Foot Pursuit in the Fenway

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At about 10:58 PM on Friday August 17, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested a 26-year-old male suspect from Lynn after responding to a call for a person screaming inside an undisclosed address in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. On arrival, officers entered the address and made their way to the basement where they heard a female victim screaming for help and the sound of an agitated male suspect behind a locked apartment door. After knocking and announcing their presence, and fearing for the victim’s safety, one of the officers kicked the door open as both officers then quickly entered the apartment. Upon entry, officers immediately observed a female victim being held down in a reclining chair by the male suspect. The suspect was holding the victim down with his left hand while pointing a firearm at the victim’s head, which the officers clearly observed in his right hand. As the officers approached the suspect, he immediately backed away from the victim and fled out of the rear apartment door into the alley behind the building. One officer remained with the victim as the second officer, now assisted by additional responding units, pursued the suspect on foot. After chasing the suspect for several blocks, officers were able to place the suspect in custody without further incident at which time they safely recovered a loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

The suspect has since been arraigned in Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Home Invasion, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.