One Less Gun: One in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered During Traffic Stop in Hyde Park

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One Less Gun: At about 6:15 PM on Friday, May 17, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop in the area of 950 American Legion Highway, Hyde Park., resulting in the arrest of Jalani Tinnis-Edwards, 21, of Mattapan.

 During the traffic stop officers observed Edwards tense up while attempting to reach for a backpack off of his shoulder. Officers were able to prevent Edwards from removing the bag and immediately felt a heavy metal object inside. Officers unzipped the backpack and recovered a loaded Ruger A95 9mm with one round in the chamber and ten rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

 Jalani Tinnis-Edwards was charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury Court.