BPD Officers Arrest Armed Suspect After Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Pursuit in Dorchester

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At about 7:33 PM on Wednesday January 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of 476 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle for a marked lane violation and were approaching to speak with the operator when the rear seat passenger, Davell Woodrum, 25, of Dorchester, who was known to the officers through previous interactions, took off running while pinning his right arm against the side of his body. Officers were able to catch up to the fleeing suspect a short distance away at which time they recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus 24/7 G2C handgun from inside the right pocket of a pair of basketball shorts the suspect was wearing beneath his pants. The suspect was then placed in custody without further incident.

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 Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal Level 2.