One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects While Recovering Three Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents in Less Than Ten Hours

INCIDENT #1: At about 5:37 PM on Saturday September 8, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) arrested Dwayne Leaston-Brown, 28, of Brockton, on firearm related charges during an investigation in the area 1617 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. An officer was on routine patrol when he observed the suspect running down the street in a full sprint with one hand secured in his right front pants pocket. As the officer continued to observe, the suspect fell unexpectedly at which time a firearm dropped to the ground in front of him. The officer quickly moved in and placed the suspect in custody while safely recovering the weapon which was determined to be a loaded 9mm Kahr Arms CM9 handgun. Additional responding units arrived on scene and continued their investigation which led to the recovery of a second firearm, a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun, from a nearby trash can which has since been turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for processing. The suspect will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal (Level 2).

Firearm Seized Dur

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INCIDENT #2: At about 2:56 AM on Sunday September 9, 2018, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Glenroy Miller, 22, of, Roxbury, on firearm related charges during a traffic stop in the area of American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed with no headlights illuminated. Officers soon caught up to the vehicle and stopped it at which time they removed the front seat passenger, later determined to be Miller, after they observed him behaving in a suspicious and agitated manner. As officers began to perform a pat frisk, they immediately felt a handgun on the suspect’s left thigh area. A violent struggle then ensued as the officers and the suspect fought for control of the weapon. Officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun with a defaced serial number. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number and Resisting Arrest.