Keeping Boston Safe: Following a Call for Shots Fired, Officers Arrest Juvenile Male for the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm


KEEPING BOSTON SAFE: At about 1:23PM, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 72 Elm Hill Avenue in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers observed the suspect turn and begin to run down the hill. In response, officers gave chase and observed the suspect pull a black object, which appeared to be a firearm, from his waist band area. The suspect then extended his right arm in a throwing motion with the firearm still in his hand and discarded the weapon into the rear area of 40 Crawford Street.  Officers were able to quickly and safely recover the loaded Black Cobra .380 caliber firearm. 

The 17-year-old juvenile male from Roxbury was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm within 500' of a Dwelling.   

He will be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.