Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Officers Respond to Shots Fired in Jamaica Plain


At about 9:11 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm after hearing shots fired in the area of 130 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Officers were on patrol when they heard numerous gun shots and observed a male suspect, later identified as Antonio Garcia-Rivera, 18, of Roxbury, fleeing on foot onto Bickford Avenue. Officers observed the suspect retreat into the rear of 36 Wensley Street before jumping a fence into an adjacent backyard. Responding officers set a perimeter and soon located the suspect lying face down on the ground in the side yard of 46 Wensley Street. Officers placed the suspect in custody and then located and recovered a loaded 9mm Ruger P85 from the backyard of 36 Wensley Street.

The suspect will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.