ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:06 AM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested two suspects and recovered a loaded firearm while investigating a stolen motor vehicle in the area of 40 Kingsdale Street in Dorchester. While traveling on Bernard Street, the officers checked the registration of a passing motor vehicle which revealed that both the vehicle and the license plates had been reported stolen. The suspect vehicle then turned onto Kingsdale Street and pulled into a parking space on the left side of the street. Officers approached the vehicle and removed the operator, Shamika Cespedes, 27, of Dorchester, after informing her that the car had been reported stolen. The suspect was placed in custody without incident. Officers then turned their attention to the front seat passenger, Jerry Gray, 22, of Dorchester, and removed him from the vehicle to perform a pat frisk at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP II handgun with an obliterated serial number from the waistband area of his pants. The second suspect was then placed in custody without incident.
Both suspects will face arraignment in Dorchester District Court. Jerry Gray will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Shamika Cespedes will be charged with Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.