BPD Officers Arrest Suspect on Firearm Related Charges After Foot Pursuit in Roxbury


At about 4:44 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 41 Warren Street in Roxbury. Officers were on patrol in the area on their department issued bicycles when they observed and approached Jerrell Greene-Martin, 19, of Roxbury as part of an investigation into a possible street level drug transaction. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect immediately took off running while clutching the right side waist area of his pants. Officers pursued the suspect on their bicycles until they observed him remove a silver revolver from his pants at which time, they dismounted. As the officers closed in on the suspect, he threw the firearm into the air, which struck a parked motor vehicle before landing on the street. Additional responding units quickly arrived on scene to assist taking the resistant suspect into custody. Officers then safely recovered the discarded firearm which was determined to be a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver. The firearm had been reported stolen in Washington in 2009. During the booking process, officers recovered a small amount of crack cocaine along with several strips of suboxone and cash from the suspect.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on numerous charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Resisting Arrest and Receiving Stolen Property.