One Less Gun: One in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Roxbury

 

One Less Gun: At about 10:30 AM on Sunday, March 3, 2019, members of the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 870 Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers encountered two occupants of a motor vehicle who were observed to have been engaging in drug activity. Due to recent instances of violence in the area, the occupants were removed from the vehicle. At this time, officers located a HS Germany .22 Caliber Revolver loaded with eight rounds of live ammunition inside of a backpack on the floor of the passenger’s front seat. Officers placed the passenger under arrest. 

Officers arrested Devonte Jackson, 25-years-old, of Randolph. Jackson is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.