Keeping Boston Safe: Officers in Mattapan Arrest One Suspect on Firearm and Drug Related Charges

At about 6:07 PM, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 55 Evelyn Street, Mattapan. While processing the scene officers made an onsite arrest for firearm and drug related offenses. 

Officers observed Tyson Cooper, 31-years-old, of Mattapan, attempting to conceal an item in a neighboring backyard by tossing a bag in a plastic trash barrel. Officers removed the backpack and recovered a loaded firearm inside.  After thoroughly searching the backpack, officers located a second loaded firearm in a rear pocket along with two plastic bags of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and a plastic bag with four individual bags containing a white hard rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine.

Officers arrested Cooper and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts), Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, Drugs. 

Tyson Cooper will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.