Search Warrant Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm While Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recent Incident in Dorchester


ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:00 AM on Thursday January 10, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) executed a search warrant with the assistance of the Boston Police SWAT Team in the area of 6 Brook Avenue in Dorchester. Officers were able to recover a loaded .380 caliber Colt handgun while arresting the target of their investigation, Luis Pina-Baptista, 44, of Dorchester.

The warrant was sought in connection to an incident that occurred at about 10:40 PM on Thursday January 3, 2019, in the area of Upham Avenue in Dorchester during which an adult female victim was confronted by the suspect who was later identified by investigators. During the confrontation, the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim during an apparent ‘road rage’ incident.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon