Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Call for Shots Fired in Roxbury


ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:55 AM, on Friday, April 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 arrested Alfred Brown, 60, of Roxbury while recovering a loaded firearm after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of 2 Charlame Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he had just been shot at by a suspect who then fled into a nearby home. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the building before making a forced entry with the assistance of additional responding units from the Boston Police SWAT Team. Once inside, the officers were able to locate the suspect as he attempted to flee down a rear stair case at which time he was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Officers continued their investigation and soon located a loaded Colt revolver in an alley behind the house with the assistance of a BPD K-9 officer. It was later determined and confirmed that the weapon had been discarded by the suspect prior to entering the building.

The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500’ of a Dwelling and Armed Assault with Intent to Murder.