BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Recovered Firearm Located During Traffic Stop in Roxbury

Earlier today, at about 12:00 PM on Thursday January 31, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Donnelle Joyner, 23, of Mattapan, on firearm related charges in the area of 3 Pemberton Square in Boston. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Roxbury District Court stemming from an investigation following a traffic stop earlier in the week. At about 7:13 PM on Monday January 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on Blue Hill Avenue when the suspect, who was a passenger in the rear seat at the time of the stop, fled the area. The officers continued their investigation and later recovered a loaded .380 Astra A-60 handgun from inside the vehicle where the suspect had been seated. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Armed Career Criminal (Level 3).