Suspect in Custody After Investigation Leads to the Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester


At about 3:50 PM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Christian Kavanaugh, 18, of Dorchester on firearm related charges in the area of Tonawanda Street and Waldeck Street in Dorchester. Officers had stopped the suspect as part of an investigation when they recovered a loaded .22 caliber American Arms Inc. PK22 handgun from the right side of the suspect’s lower pant leg during a pat frisk. The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.