Multi-Agency Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of a Loaded Firearm in Dorchester


At about 6:42 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 12 Darlington Street in Dorchester. As part of an extensive ongoing, multi-agency investigation, officers arrested Justin Brown, 18-years-old, of Dorchester following a brief struggle in the area of the aforementioned location. Upon taking the suspect into custody, officers recovered a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s jacket pocket. 

Brown is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.