INCIDENT #2: At about 6:50 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite arrest for firearm related offenses in the area of 515 Blue Hill Avenue in District B-2 (Roxbury). During an extensive and ongoing investigation into firearm and street gang related activity, officers were able to conduct a traffic stop during which a pat frisk was conducted of 20-year-old Deondre Blanding of Roslindale. During the frisk, officers recovered a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer P229 firearm. Blanding could not produce a valid license to carry, therefore, officers seized the firearm. Officers arrested Blanding and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. During the booking process, officers also recovered a large amount of what appeared to be crack cocaine. Blanding was additionally charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.
INCIDENT #3: At about 8:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit were on patrol in the area of Vaughan Avenue when they observed an individual wearing white pants and a black sweatshirt, later identified as 24-year-old Corey Stinson of Brockton, scale a 6-foot chain link fence on the even side of the street, then run across to the odd side, and then once again back to the even number side before entering the rear door of 169 Columbia Road. As officers monitored the unusual movements of this individual, they heard a radio transmission for shots fired in the area of Columbia Road and Devon Street. Believing Stinson may be a suspect, officers created a perimeter around 169 Columbia Road. As an officer ran to the front door of that address, he observed and confronted Stinson as Stinson ran out of the front entrance carrying a firearm in his hand. The officer immediately ordered Stinson to drop the weapon, but he did not initially comply. Eventually, Stinson laid the weapon on the ground and surrendered to the officer. Officers recovered the loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm semi-automatic firearm.
Officers learned that two victims had suffered apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wounds during this incident and that the suspect, wearing white pants and a black sweatshirt, had fled the scene in a silver Toyota Rav4 with several distinctive features. Officers also located the vehicle and obtained video evidence of the incident corroborating these facts. Officers arrested Stinson and charged him with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Offense), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling.