One Arrested and Loaded Firearm Recovered Following Traffic Stop in Dorchester


At about 10:39 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 60 Seaver Street in Dorchester leading to the arrest of one and the recovery of a loaded firearm. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle pass through a stop sign without stopping. Due to the traffic infraction, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officers approached the operator and illuminated the interior of the vehicle with their flashlights and observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the operator’s jacket on his person. The suspect was then removed from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from the suspect’s front jacket pocket. 

Officers arrested David Coleman, 23-years-old, of Brockton. Coleman is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.