One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 2:40 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester.  

While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had previously been involved in an incident at the New England Baptist Hospital in which the operator allegedly displayed and spoke about being in possession of a firearm. Assisted by members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit, officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester. The male operator was removed from the vehicle and officers subsequently observed the handle of a firearm partially covered by the floor mat in the front seat. Officers placed the operator under arrest and recovered a Polymer 80 Glock 23 firearm loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition from under the floor mat. An additional magazine loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition was located inside of a sweatshirt in the rear of the motor vehicle.  

Officers arrested Otiz Knights, 47-years-old, of Dorchester. Knights is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.