Officers Make On-Site Gun Arrest After Traffic Stop in Dorchester

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At about 8:59 PM, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an on-site arrest for firearm related offenses at the intersection of Stratton Street and Westview Street in Dorchester. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Blue Hill Avenue near Westview Street, for a motor vehicle with a cancelled registration being operated by the driver, later identified as Leroy Frederick, 47, of Lynn, MA.  

As officers approached the motor vehicle to ask Mr. Frederick to produce his drivers license, he suddenly put the vehicle in gear and attempted to flee the scene. Officers reached into the vehicle to gain access through the driver’s side door. Mr. Frederick continued his attempt to put the vehicle in gear while still pressing on the gas pedal. Officers were able to take control over the vehicle but Mr. Frederick refused to be placed into handcuffs and resisted officers’ attempts several times while reaching towards his front waist band. As officers gained control of one of Mr. Frederick's arms, they immediately observed his hand on a firearm in his waist band area as if he were attempting to pull it out. Officers immediately grabbed the firearm as Mr. Frederick loosened his grip. Officers were able to place Mr. Frederick safely under arrest. 

Leroy Frederick will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on the following charges. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Failure to Submit to a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Operating After Suspended License.