One Less Gun: BPD Gang Unit Officers Place Two Juvenile Suspects in Custody While Recovering Two Loaded Firearms During Two Separate Incidents in Dorchester

Firearm Seized during Incident #1

INCIDENT #1: At about 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force executed a search warrant as part of an ongoing gang related investigation in the area of 339 Adams Street in Dorchester. Officers were aware that the target of their investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester, was in possession of a firearm.  Officers were able to safely recover a 9mm Tec-9 firearm loaded with 23 rounds of ammunition and place the suspect in custody without incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

Firearm Seized during incident #2

INCIDENT #2: At about 6:45 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of 88 Draper Street in Dorchester. The officers were on patrol in the area when they observed a 16-year-old male from Braintree and approached to speak with him. As the officers exited their vehicle, the suspect backed away while clutching at the waistband area of his pants, leading them to believe he was possibly armed. When the officers went to perform a pat frisk, the suspect abruptly pulled away, at which time the officers observed the handle of a firearm sticking out from his pants.  After a violent struggle, the suspect was placed in custody and the officers were able to secure the weapon which was found to be a loaded .32 caliber National Arms revolver. One officer was transported to an area hospital from treatment of a minor injury sustained during the incident. The suspect will appear in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit:  Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

Said Commissioner Evans, “I want to commend my officers for taking two more guns off the street and for placing both suspects in custody without the use of deadly force. But I need to call attention to the troubling nature of these incidents–-we have two kids who were in possession of loaded guns. I’m just happy we got to them before they hurt someone or got hurt themselves.”