Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered Hours After Call for Person Shot in Roxbury


SAFER BOSTON: At about 3:30 PM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 60 Annunciation Road in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound which is now considered to be non-life threatening in nature. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Officers soon located several spent shell casings and other ballistic evidence in the area. Additionally, officers were able to broadcast a description of a suspect vehicle, including the make, model and a partial registration, which had been observed fleeing the area immediately after the incident.

Less than six hours later, at about 9:10 PM, District B-2 officers observed a vehicle matching the given description travelling on Washington Street near Glenarm Street in Dorchester. Officers performed a traffic stop at which time they made contact with the occupants, identifying the driver as Antonio Williams, 20, of Roxbury and the passenger as Rafael Pena, 24, of Boston. In the best interests of officer safety, Officers removed both parties and performed a pat frisk of the two suspects and the vehicle which led to the recovery of a partially loaded 9mm Ruger SR9 handgun with an obliterated serial number. The firearm was located underneath the padding of an unoccupied children’s car seat in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. Both suspects were then placed in custody without incident.

Antonio Williams and Rafael Pena will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

The investigation into the initial shooting call remains active and ongoing at this time.