ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Recover Two Firearms While Arresting Two Suspects on Gun-Related Charges in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 1:48 PM, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two individuals on gun-related charges in Roxbury. While on patrol, officers observed two individuals walking in the area of Humboldt Ave and Waumbeck Street. Officers promptly noted that one of the individuals was moving in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a weapon. When officers approached the individuals to better understand their observations, one of the individuals appeared to be caught off guard and almost startled upon seeing the approaching officers. As officers were exiting their vehicle, one of the individuals took off running while the other remained on scene. A pat frisk of the individual, Jaylen Speed, 18, of Boston, who remained on scene enabled officers to recover a firearm, later determined to be a loaded Glock 23 .40 Caliber. Meantime, after a foot pursuit and subsequent physical altercation, officers were able to subdue the second suspect, Rahmses Castillo, 22, of Boston, who violently resisted while throwing several punches at the arresting officers. Once restrained, officers were able to safely remove a semi-automatic firearm, shown to be a loaded Bersa Thunder .380 ACP Caliber, found in the Castillo’s front waistband. When asked to provide licenses to carry, neither suspect could produce one. During the booking process, officers discovered a bag believed to be crack cocaine while searching Castillo.

Rahmses Castillo, 22, of Boston was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Possession of a Class B Drug (Cocaine).  

Jaylen Speed, 18, of Boston was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a High Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 Both suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.