BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Male in Possession of Firearm with Large Capacity Feeding Device in Dorchester

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ONE LESS GUN: About 4:24PM, on Monday, June 17, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the area of 36 Winston Road in Dorchester for a radio call for an armed robbery in progress.  

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect immediately turn and flee on foot towards the area of 19 Marden Avenue then onto Middleton Street. After a foot chase, officers apprehended the suspect and recovered a Smith & Wesson M&P firearm with a loaded extended magazine (see photo) which had been discarded by the suspect as he attempted to escape the officers.

The juvenile suspect was charged with the following: Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Delinquent to wit: Carrying Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Delinquent to wit: Trespassing. The suspect is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court.

One Less Gun: 17-year-old Male Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in the South End

 

One Less Gun: At about 12:38 AM on Sunday, June 2, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 111 West Concord Street in the South End. While on a directed patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed two males running on Al Street away from West Newton Street. Simultaneously, officers were notified by BPD Operations of shots fired in the area of 100 West Newton Street. Due to the shots fired call and the proximity of the two males running away from the area, officers attempted to speak with the males. At this time, the males began to run away from officers, who immediately pursued them on foot. During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of one of the males but observed the second male suspect crouch down between two vehicles in the area of 111 West Concord Street. Officers caught up to the suspect and subsequently recovered a Custom Trace firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, from inside of the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket.  Additionally, detectives on scene located ballistic evidence in the area of 100 West Newton Street as well as a motor vehicle with ballistic damage as well. 

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Boston. The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm, within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Removal of a Firearm Serial Number, and Malicious Destruction of Property.

 

One Less Gun: Three Males Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in Roxbury  

 

One Less Gun: At about 2:20 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made three onsite arrests and recovered a firearm in the area of 61 Degautier Way in Roxbury. Officers responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of the 10 Degautier Way in Roxbury, while en route, officers observed a motor vehicle traveling with no headlights and operating at an accelerated rate of speed. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infractions. While speaking with the operator, who was immediately confrontational with officers, officers observed the front passenger to be bleeding from an injury on his hand. The front passenger stated he fell while running away from the gunshots being fired. Officers spoke to the rear passenger, who was nearly out of breath, and made the determination to remove the occupants based off of the occupants’ actions and the nearby call for shots fired.

With the assistance of a BPD K-9, officers recovered a Glock 19, semi-automatic firearm, in the full lock back position, within the spare tire compartment of the vehicle’s trunk. All occupants were taken into custody. While attempting to place the rear passenger into the cruiser, he became instantly combative and attempted to flee from officers. The rear passenger was eventually placed into the cruiser after a brief, but violent struggle. Eventually all three occupants were transported to the district station.

Officers arrested the operator, Kaivon Blake, 22-years-old, of Dorchester, the front passenger, Shan Tahatdil, 29-years-old, of Dorchester, and the rear passenger, Keeshon Wilson, 28-years-old, of Brighton. All are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. Blake received a citation for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Headlights Displayed and is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense. Wilson is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Second Offense and Resisting Arrest. Tahatdil is additionally charged with Firearm Violation with a Prior Violent Crime or Drug Conviction. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 11:07 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 8 Darlington Street in Dorchester. While on patrol on the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Millet Street in Dorchester. Due to the infraction, officers conducted a traffic stop in front of 8 Darlington Street. Officers spoke to the operator, who was not in possession of his driver’s license. While speaking with the operator, officers observed a gun holster on the floor beside the operator’s foot and subsequently removed the operator from the vehicle. Officers then located a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic firearm loaded with five rounds of live ammunition, inside of the motor vehicle. The operator was taken into custody. 

Officers arrested Ernest Monell, 28-years-old, of Lakeville. Monell is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, 2nd and Subsequent Offense, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Subsequent Offense. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Roxbury  

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One Less Gun: At about 3:05 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Ingleside Street in Roxbury. While on patrol in the area of the aforementioned location, officers observed a motor vehicle completely blocking the crosswalk while waiting at a stop light at the intersection of West Cottage Street and Blue Hill Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop for the infraction of blocking the crosswalk. While approaching the motor vehicle, officers observed the passenger quickly duck down and then back up. A query of the operator’s license led officers to the discovery it had been suspended. At this time, with neither the operator nor the passenger possessing a valid driver’s license, officers removed both parties from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle before being towed allowed officers to locate a Charter Arms .38 Special Undercover revolver loaded with five rounds of live ammunition from a handbag on the floor in front of the passenger’s seat. The passenger was taken into custody. The operator was released from the scene with a citation and will be charged with Operating After Suspension. 

Officers arrested Justin Martin, 25-years-old, of Milton. Martin is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense. 

 

One Less Gun: Two Under Arrest and Firearm Recovered in Mattapan

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One Less Gun: At about 5:23 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made two arrests and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 1186 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. While on patrol in the area of 1212 Blue Hill Ave, officers noticed two males who observed the officers and immediately hurried away from them. Officers followed the males and observed them to be loitering in a “No Trespassing” area barring all unauthorized entry. Officers continued toward the two males who immediately fled upon seeing officers. Officers observed one of the males throw a small bag onto the roof of one of the businesses in the area. At this time, officers gave chase and pursued the males on foot into a local business at 1186 Blue Hill Avenue. The two suspects then fled the area again, but were both located and secured a short time later as officers and detectives continued their investigation into the bag which had been thrown onto the roof of the businesses at 1186 Blue Hill Avenue. Inside of the bag, officers discovered a Glock 26 .9mm firearm loaded with nine rounds of live ammunition. The firearm was safely removed from the roof with the assistance of the Boston Fire Department. 

Officers arrested Kerry Charlotin, 29-years-old, of Hyde Park and Jabrill Andrews, 26-years-old, of Mattapan. Both are expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court. Andrews is charged with Trespassing while Charlotin is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Trespassing.  

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Male and Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs, and Cash Downtown

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One Less Gun: At about 8:36 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 34 Bromfield Street, Downtown as part of an ongoing investigation. While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a group of individuals known to them from prior interactions. Officers spoke with one of the individuals and observed a large folding knife protruding from the male’s jacket. While attempting to remove the knife, officers felt a heavy, weighted object which they immediately recognized as that of a firearm. Officers removed a Glock 22 .40 caliber firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from the male’s jacket. Additionally, officers recovered 12 plastic bags containing marijuana and an undisclosed amount of US Currency.   

Officers arrested Fernando Villalona-Torres, 21-years-old, of Roxbury. Villalona-Torres is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs. A query of the suspect revealed multiple active warrants for charges including Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs, Assault and Battery, Vandalism, and Intimidation of a Witness. 

 

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest One, Recover Loaded Firearm, Drugs, and Cash After Traffic Stop in Roxbury

 

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. 

 

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest for Armed Robbery Warrant, Firearm and Ammunition Recovered in Roxbury

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One Less Gun: At about 8:10 PM on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, detectives and officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site warrant arrest in the area of 10 Smith Street in Roxbury. As part of an ongoing investigation officer conducted a traffic stop and subsequently arrested Keiver Gopaul, 28-years-old, of Dorchester on an active Dorchester District Court warrant for Armed Robbery. With the assistance of the K-9 Unit, officers recovered a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P Shield firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition from a secret compartment beneath the radio inside of the motor vehicle in which Gopaul was operating. 

Gopaul is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court on charged of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Armed Career Criminal Level 2.

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Male Suspect on Drug and Weapon Charges in the Back Bay

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ONE LESS GUN: On Friday, April 5, 2019, officers assigned to the District D-4 (South End) Drug Control Unit were conducting an undercover drug investigation in the area of Copley Square when officers observed the suspect, Rashjeem Benson, 36 of Boston, engaged in what appeared a drug transaction.

Specifically, officers observed Benson selling Class B Drugs (Crack Cocaine) in the area of 885 Boylston Street.

After observing the transaction, officers approached Benson and, after identifying themselves as Boston Police Officers, asked if he was dealing illegal drugs. Benson immediately became uncooperative and refused to comply with the officer’s commands to place his hands behind his back. After a lengthy struggle, officers were able to handcuff and subdue Benson. A search revealed a loaded .44 caliber revolver (see photo) that was later determined stolen out of Nashua, New Hampshire on March 11, 2019.

Benson is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Distribution of Class B Drugs (Crack), Resisting Arrest, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon on a Police Officer and Receiving Stolen Property.

Benson is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court

One Less Gun: One Under Arrest and Loaded Firearm Recovered in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 2:40 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester.  

While on patrol in the area of the above location, officers observed a motor vehicle which had previously been involved in an incident at the New England Baptist Hospital in which the operator allegedly displayed and spoke about being in possession of a firearm. Assisted by members of the District B-3 (Mattapan) Drug Control Unit, officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of 95 Milton Avenue in Dorchester. The male operator was removed from the vehicle and officers subsequently observed the handle of a firearm partially covered by the floor mat in the front seat. Officers placed the operator under arrest and recovered a Polymer 80 Glock 23 firearm loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition from under the floor mat. An additional magazine loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition was located inside of a sweatshirt in the rear of the motor vehicle.  

Officers arrested Otiz Knights, 47-years-old, of Dorchester. Knights is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.  

 

One Less Gun: Ongoing Investigation Leads to Arrest of One and Recovery of Loaded Firearm in Dorchester

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One Less Gun: At about 4:10 PM on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Talbot Avenue and Nightingale Street in Dorchester.  

As part of the department’s ongoing efforts to remove illegal firearms from the neighborhoods in Boston, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of a taxi in the area of the above location. During the traffic stop, officers recovered a Chiappa M9 .22 caliber handgun loaded with ten rounds of live ammunition on the floor behind the driver’s seat in the rear of the taxi. The rear passenger was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Kerim Charles, 19-years-old, of Dorchester. Charles is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.  

 

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room: At about 6:33 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a group of males making noise and causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed three males quickly exit the laundry room and disappear into the building. In light of the hasty departure, officers conducted a protective sweep of the laundry room. While searching the room, officers observed a black jacket resting on top of one of the laundry machines. While lifting the jacket, officers immediately felt the weight of an object consistent with that of a firearm. Upon looking in the pocket of the jacket, officers were able to discover and recover a loaded black Smith & Wesson 40 Caliber Firearm. After rendering the weapon safe, officers transported the firearm to the Ballistics Unit for further processing.  

Investigators soon identified an 18-year-old-male from Dorchester as the suspect wanted in connection to the recovered firearm and were granted a warrant for his arrest. At about 10:35 AM on Monday March 25, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested the suspect without incident at his residence. The suspect has since been arraigned at Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Armed Suspect Following a Call for a Person with a Gun in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 9:07PM, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Stonehurst and Norton Streets in Dorchester. While en route to the call, officers received information relative to the suspect’s description. Officers were told to be on the look-out for a stocky  Hispanic male suspect with facial hair, 5’8” tall, stocky build wearing a backwards baseball hat and a green puffy jacket who was seen running from the scene with what appeared to be a dark-colored firearm in his hand. In short time, officers observed an individual matching the description of the suspect in the area of Stonehurst and Norton Streets. While approaching the suspect, officers observed the suspect move towards a parked motor vehicle, open the rear passenger door and place something on the floor of the car before hastily slamming the door closed. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers ordered the suspect to show his hands before placing him into handcuffs for the safety of the officers and community members in the immediate area. While performing a pat frisk of the motor vehicle’s rear passenger area, officers discovered and recovered a large, loaded black handgun (see photo) found on the floor of the vehicle. Officers arrested a 45-year-old male from Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. When asked to provide a license to carry a firearm, the suspect stated that he was unable to.

One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in the Back Bay

 

ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:06 AM, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 867 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers were provided a description of two suspects, as well as, the vehicle they were operating.  A search of the area led officers to locate a motor vehicle matching the description of the one which the suspects were believed to have been operating. Upon interacting with the operator and the passenger, officers removed both individuals from the vehicle and subsequently located a 9mm Ruger firearm inside of a bag underneath the passenger’s seat. Both occupants were placed under arrest. Upon further investigation, detectives were directed to the building located at 888 Boylston Street where they located ballistic damage to one of the windows.

Officers arrested the operator, Mario Escobar, 28-years-old, of Roxbury and the passenger, Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Both are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling.

 

Safer Boston: BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room

Investigation Update: Suspect in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Unattended Firearm Found in Laundry Room: At about 6:33am, on Friday, March 22, 2019, officers from District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a call for a group of males making noise and causing a disturbance in the area of 954 Parker Street in Jamaica Plain. On arrival, officers observed three males quickly exit the laundry room and disappear into the building. In light of the hasty departure, officers conducted a protective sweep of the laundry room. While searching the room, officers observed a black jacket resting on top of one of the laundry machines. While lifting the jacket, officers immediately felt the weight of an object consistent with that of a firearm. Upon looking in the pocket of the jacket, officers were able to discover and recover a loaded black Smith & Wesson 40 Caliber Firearm. After rendering the weapon safe, officers transported the firearm to the Ballistics Unit for further follow up.  

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury

Safer Boston: One in Custody after BPD Officers Bravely Confiscate a Firearm in Roxbury: At about 2:08PM, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made a firearm arrest in area of Parker and Gurney Streets in Roxbury. Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Annunciation Road as a result of a shooting incident which occurred the day before inside the Annunciation Housing Development. While patrolling the area, officers observed a group of males loitering in a courtyard. Several of the individuals were known to the officers as a result of previous interactions and encounters. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the group slowly dispersed and began walking away from the area. As the group was leaving, officers observed one of the individuals get involved in a verbal altercation with a motorist. During the verbal altercation, officers observed the individual gesturing and motioning towards his waist area in such a way as if to suggest he was in possession of a firearm. Fortunately, the altercation ended without injury when the motorist drove off. However, the officer’s concern that the individual may be armed remained. In an effort to better understand their observations and concerns, officers, with badges clearly displayed, approached the individual and his three friends in the area of Parker and Gurney Streets. When instructed to remain on the sidewalk, the individual ignored the officers and quickened his pace in an effort to put distance between himself and the officers. However, after catching up to the suspect, officers conducted a pat frisk for the presence of weapons. As a result of the frisk, officers were able to feel and find a firearm in the suspect’s left pocket. When asked to produce a license to carry, the suspect stated that he didn’t have one. The loaded firearm (see photo) was determined to be a Ruger LCP .380 Auto Pistol. 

Officers arrested Dedric Dew, 21, of Lynn and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Two Suspects in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered Hours After Call for Person Shot in Roxbury

 

SAFER BOSTON: At about 3:30 PM, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 60 Annunciation Road in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound which is now considered to be non-life threatening in nature. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Officers soon located several spent shell casings and other ballistic evidence in the area. Additionally, officers were able to broadcast a description of a suspect vehicle, including the make, model and a partial registration, which had been observed fleeing the area immediately after the incident.

Less than six hours later, at about 9:10 PM, District B-2 officers observed a vehicle matching the given description travelling on Washington Street near Glenarm Street in Dorchester. Officers performed a traffic stop at which time they made contact with the occupants, identifying the driver as Antonio Williams, 20, of Roxbury and the passenger as Rafael Pena, 24, of Boston. In the best interests of officer safety, Officers removed both parties and performed a pat frisk of the two suspects and the vehicle which led to the recovery of a partially loaded 9mm Ruger SR9 handgun with an obliterated serial number. The firearm was located underneath the padding of an unoccupied children’s car seat in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. Both suspects were then placed in custody without incident.

Antonio Williams and Rafael Pena will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

The investigation into the initial shooting call remains active and ongoing at this time. 

 

Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect Facing Charges after BPD Officers Take Another Gun Off the Streets of Boston

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Keeping Boston Safe: Suspect Facing Charges after BPD Officers Take Another Gun Off the Streets of Boston: At about 2:20pm, on Friday, March 8, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were conducting surveillance as a result of information received relative to an individual believed to be in possession of an illegal firearm when officers observed the individual inside a motor vehicle in the area of 8 Crossman Street in Mattapan. After the individual was instructed to exit the motor vehicle, a pat frisk of the suspect enabled officers to locate a firearm (see photo) found in the suspect’s right pants pocket. When asked to produce a license to carry the firearm, the suspect stated, “I don’t have one.” The firearm, which was loaded, was determined to be a Ruger .380 Auto model LCP with four live rounds of ammunition in the magazine.    

Officers arrested Lifaite Pierre, 19, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Mr. Pierre is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Safer Boston: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile Male on Gun-Related Charges in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: At about 3:19PM, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when they observed two individuals walking in the area of Talbot Ave and Washington Street. Officers quickly noted that one of the individuals was moving in such a way as if to suggest he may be in possession of a firearm. Specifically, officers observed that the individual kept looking back at the officers while simultaneously quickening his pace in what appeared to be an effort to put some distance between himself and the officers. When officers approached the individual in an effort to better examine and understand their observations, the individual, later identified as a 15-year-old juvenile male, threw his hands in the air and began arguing with the officers. Then, while officers were talking to him, the suspect, with an increased look of anxiousness, quickly turned and took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to subdue the suspect. A pat frisk enabled officers to locate and confiscate a firearm (see photo) found in the suspect’s waist area. The recovered firearm, which was loaded, was determined to be a black Ruger 9mm Security-9 firearm with obliterated serial numbers. 

The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Numbers, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way and the Unlawful Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device.