Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop in Dorchester


At about 11:09 AM on Tuesday October 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Kyeshawn Avant, 19, of Dorchester, after recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop in the area of 52 Erie Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect due to an equipment violation and were conducting their investigation when they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Kahr CW389 handgun from inside the center console of the vehicle. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.