One Less Gun: At about 8:30 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle in the area of Mount Pleasant Avenue and Vine Street in Roxbury, resulting in the arrest of one and the recovery of a loaded firearm. While in the area due to a call for shots fired, officers observed a motor vehicle idling on the road, facing the wrong direction, matching the description of a motor vehicle in area during a prior call for shots fired. Officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the operator after a query revealed the motor vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. While speaking with the operator, officers observed two additional occupants inside of the vehicle. Due to the recent call for shots fired and the motor vehicle matching the description of that which had been circling the area during the shots fired call, officers removed the occupants from the vehicle. Officers recovered a Ruger LC .380 semi-automatic firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition located in the area under the dashboard on the driver’s side. Further investigation of the firearm revealed it to have been reported stolen out of New Hampshire. Additionally, officers seized a large bag of marijuana and a digital scale from the vehicle. An undisclosed amount of US Currency was seized from the suspect during the booking process.
Officers arrested the operator, Andre Fielder, 22-years-old, of Mattapan. Fielder is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intend to Distribute Class D Drugs, and Receiving Stolen Property. The occupants were identified and released from the scene.