Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After Foot Pursuit in Dorchester


ONE LESS GUN: At about 7:25 PM,on Sunday, June 16, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Naysaan Austin, 23, of Dorchester on firearm-related charges during an investigation in the area of 170 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. Officers were approaching the suspect in hopes of speaking with him when he suddenly took off running through several backyards while clutching the right side of his pants in such a way as if to suggest the possession of a weapon. Officers pursued the suspect over several fences and were able to place him in custody in the rear of 20 Milton Avenue. The officers then performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a loaded .22 caliber Sig Sauer Mosquito handgun from the suspect’s right pants pocket. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Armed Career Criminal (Level 3) and Disorderly Conduct.