One Less Gun: Ongoing Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 4:10 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Talbot Avenue and Nightingale Street in Dorchester.  

As part of the department’s ongoing efforts to remove illegal firearms from the neighborhoods in Boston, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of a taxi in the area of the above location. During the traffic stop, officers recovered a Chiappa M9 .22 caliber handgun loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition on the floor behind the driver’s seat in the rear of the taxi. The rear passenger was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Kerim Charles, 19-years-old, of Dorchester. Charles is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.