One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody and Loaded Firearm Recovered After BPD Officers Respond to Gunfire in Dorchester

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At about 10:50PM on Monday, July 9, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 46 Torrey Street (Dorchester). While traveling on Norfolk Street, officers heard approximately three-gun shots coming from the Roberts Playground area. Officers turned onto Withington Street toward Torrey Street in the direction of where they believed the shots were fired. Upon approaching 46 Torrey Street, officers observed a black male, later identified as David Amadin, 26 of Dorchester, wearing gray sweatpants and a white t-shirt, appear from behind a bush and start to walk towards the cruiser. Officers observed a bulge from under the male’s t-shirt on the right side of his waist line. As officers stopped the cruiser and exited, the suspect immediately ran into the driveway of 46 Torrey Street. Officers gave chase and observed the suspect to be running with his right arm pinned to the right side of his waist and his left arm freely moving.  Officers continued to chase the suspect and observed him throw a black object onto the roof of one of the parking garages.  After throwing the object onto the roof the suspect stopped running and turned around to face the officers. For their safety, officers placed the suspect in handcuffs.

Another officer was able to climb onto the roof where he located a black firearm. The firearm was determined to be a .45 caliber Black Springfield Armory, 5 live .45 rounds of ammunition within a Springfield Armory Feeding Device. After further investigation, it was revealed that the suspect did not reside at 46 Torrey Street.

David Amadin, 26 of Roxbury, was placed under arrest and charged with Trespassing, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd Subsequent), Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd Subsequent), and Possession of Ammunition (2nd Subsequent). Amadin will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Confiscate 3 Guns in Less than 5 Hours in 3 Separate Incidents 

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INCIDENT #1: At about 11:48AM, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Bird Street and Columbia Road when officers observed a gray motor vehicle travelling with what appeared to be excessively tinted windows. In light of their observations, officers attempted to stop the motor vehicle. However, instead of pulling over, the operator slowed but refused to come to a complete stop. While following behind the car, officers observed the front seat passenger moving in such a way as if to suggest he was attempting to conceal something. Eventually, the car came to a stop in the area of Alexander Street and Blue Hill Ave. But, as soon as the vehicle stopped, a black male, carrying a backpack, quickly emerged from the car and took off running. After a lengthy foot chase, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect. A search of the backpack enabled officers to locate and confiscate a German Sport Guns GSG 1911 firearm (see photo above). Officers arrested Fitzgerald Saint-Louis, 22, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way.

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INCIDENT #2: Approximately three hours later, at about 3:15pm, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Bowdoin Street and Geneva Ave when they observed two individuals operating dirt bikes while not wearing helmets. While following behind the dirt bikes, officers noted that one of the operators was wearing a backpack which looked to be weighted down by some sort of heavy object located at the bottom of the bag. Fearing the presence of a weapon, coupled with the operator’s failure to wear a protective helmet, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) in an effort to stop the operator. However, instead of stopping, the operator accelerated in an effort to escape the officers. Officers were able to catch up to and stop the operator in the area of Talbot Ave near the Lee School. A pat frisk of the suspect’s backpack enabled officers to locate and confiscate a silver Interarms .38 revolver (see photo). Officers arrested Theron White, 27, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Operating an Off Road Vehicle on a Public Way, Operating after License Suspension and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.

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INCIDENT #3

INCIDENT #3:  Less than an hour later, at about 4:10pm, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when officers observed a black motor vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign in the area of Rosseter and Bullard Streets. In light of the aforementioned violation, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights & sirens) to conduct a lawful traffic stop. While approaching the vehicle, officers observed the operator moving in such a way as if to suggest he was attempting to hide or conceal something under the front seat of the vehicle. While talking to the operator, officers noted that he appeared to be nervous while visibly shaking and breathing heavily. When asked if he had hidden anything under his seat, the operator became increasingly more uneasy and quickly put his car into drive and slammed down the accelerator in an effort to escape the area. After losing sight of the suspect, officers were able to regain a visual on the suspect when he was forced to stop his vehicle after getting tangled up in traffic in the area of Westville Street and Drayton Street. As officers got closer, they observed the suspect discard an object as he exited his vehicle and ran down an alley in the area of 216 Westville Street. Officers were able to catch up to the suspect. After a physical altercation, officers were able to take the suspect into custody. A search of the immediate area enabled officers to locate and recover a black .40 caliber Glock (see photo) which the suspect attempted to discard.  

Officers arrested Hal McIntosh, 29, of Boston and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd Subsequent Offense).

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to commend my officers for the hard work and ongoing efforts to keep people safe in our city. Within five hours, my officers bravely took three guns off of our streets and arrested the three individuals who thought it was okay to illegally possess them. As I’ve mentioned many times before, the 4th of July has always been a challenging time for those of us in law enforcement due to the loud parties and large gatherings which always seem to lead to trouble and violence. But, thanks to my officers, there’s no doubt in my mind that this day was a whole lot safer thanks to their efforts.”

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Bravely Disarm Belligerent Motorist Refusing to Stop for Officers in Mattapan

BPD Officers Bravely Disarm Belligerent Motorist Refusing to Stop for Officers in Mattapan: At about 3:57pm, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol when they observed a motor vehicle take an illegal turn in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street. In light of the infraction, officers activated their emergency equipment (lights and sirens) in order to conduct a stop of the vehicle. While retrieving the operator’s license and registration, officers noted that the operator appeared to be nervous, apprehensive and breathing heavily. Fearing the presence of a weapon, officers asked the operator to exit the motor vehicle. When officers attempted to open the driver's door, the operator immediately put his car into drive, slammed on the accelerator and attempted to flee the scene. However, one of the officers, who was able to dive into the vehicle, struggled and fought with the operator in an effort to gain control of the car. After a lengthy struggle, the officer was able to rip the keys out of the ignition while bringing the car to a rolling stop. With the vehicle stopped, officers immediately took the suspect into custody. A search of the vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a large bag of marijuana, a black Heckler & Koch 9mm firearm (see photo) and close to $2,000 in US Currency.

Officers arrested Aaren Howard, 28, of Boston and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Motor Vehicle), Failure to Stop for Police and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana).

One Less Gun: Officers Seize Two Illegal Firearms and Arrest Two Suspects in Two Separate Incidents in Less than Five Hours

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INCIDENT #1: At about 5:10 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 33 Adams Street. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a male suspect known to the victim, accompanied by two additional suspects, had pulled out a cocked firearm and pointed it at the victim. The officers were provided with a description of the suspects, and additional responding units began to canvas the area. A short time later, officers observed a shirtless male crouched down near the front passenger side of a parked motor vehicle in front of 56 East Street. Officers exited their cruiser to investigate, and the male stood up and began to walk away. Officers stopped the male and returned to the vehicle to see why the male had been crouched down. Officers observed a t-shirt near the front passenger side tire. The officer grabbed the t-shirt and immediately observed a black loaded ISSC Model M22 firearm wrapped inside the t-shirt. When the male, identified as 19-year-old Keion Javon Rowell of Dorchester, could not produce a License to Carry, officers placed him into custody. Rowell was subsequently identified as one of the suspects in the incident that occurred near 33 Adams Street. Rowell was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. Rowell will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

INCIDENT #2: At about 9:55 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Norfolk Street, Mattapan, where a large crowd was dispersing after a call for shots fired had come in approximately 20 minutes earlier. The attention of the officers monitoring the crowd was suddenly drawn to a male standing in the middle of the street yelling on a cell phone. Officers recognized the male as 26-year-old Dimitri R. Harris of Dorchester and turned their cruiser around to investigate the disturbance. As they approached, officers observed that Harris was now standing further down the street near the driveway of 449 Norfolk Street. Harris immediately told officers that he didn’t have anything on him and gave the officers permission to check. Officers stood by with Harris as additional units canvassed the area for discarded items. Soon officers were directed to a first-floor porch of a residence, and from there, officers observed a black firearm on the garage roof. Officers recovered the loaded Ruger LCP 380 Auto firearm and arrested Harris. Harris was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Trespassing. Harris will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

As we enter the second half of the year and the Fourth of July holiday, Boston police officers have bravely taken over 320 illegal firearms off the streets of Boston so far in 2018. We at the BPD continue to believe that #OneLessGun will lead to #OneLessTragedy.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Arrest Two Suspects After Recovering Loaded Firearm during Traffic Stop in Dorchester

At about 8:05 PM on Wednesday June 27, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects after recovering a loaded firearm during an investigation in the area of 56 Humphreys Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction when they learned that the operator, Armando Gomes, 30, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, had a suspended license. As the officers were continuing their investigation, the front seat passenger, Allahmah Kuyateh, 22, of Providence, Rhode Island, suddenly exited the vehicle and attempted to push past one of the officers. Officers performed a pat frisk of the passenger at which time they recovered a knife with a curved blade from inside he pants pocket. Officers placed the passenger in custody with assistance from additional responding units after a brief struggle. The operator was placed in custody without incident. Once both suspects were secured, officers were able to locate and recover a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory ACP model SA-XD handgun fitted with a laser sight and a high capacity magazine from inside the vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Roxbury District Court for arraignment. Armando Gomes will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension. Allahmah Kuyateh will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Dangerous Weapon Unlawfully Carried (Knife) and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

One Less Gun: Officers Make Arrest in Shooting Incident on Bishop Joe L. Smith Way, Dorchester

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At about 12:45 PM on Monday, June 25, 2018, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 24 Bishop Joe L. Smith Way. Upon arrival, the officers observed several vehicles with ballistic damage and were informed by witnesses that a male had exited a vehicle and shot toward a group of people. One male suffered non-life-threatening injuries and transported himself to an area hospital.

Further investigation revealed that a suspect wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants exited the passenger side of an older model red sedan, hunch down, then fire multiple shots into a group of people before reentering the vehicle and fleeing. Officers and detectives were able to track the vehicle back to an address on Cunningham Street, where both the operator and the passenger were observed exiting the vehicle and entering a residence. Several hours later, officers were able to conduct a motor vehicle stop of both the operator and passenger, as well as three additional males, in a gray motor vehicle in the area of Dudley and East Cottage Streets. Officers ordered all five occupants, including the operator, 26-year-old Jamaal Reese of Marblehead, and the backseat passenger, 26-year-old Tre A. Lankford of Winthrop, out of the car, and as a result of further investigation, officers were able to secure both the red sedan and the residence on Cunningham Street and obtain a search warrant.

Upon receiving and executing the search warrants, officers recovered two firearms and a bag of loose ammunition.

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Reese and Lankford for firearm related charges. Lankford was additionally charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, to wit; Gun.

One Less Gun: Suspect in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm during Investigation in Boston

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At about 9:08 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop as part of an investigation in the area of Park Drive and Boylston Street in Boston. Officers arrested Jameel Clark, 25, of Boston, after safely recovering a loaded 9mm Glock 19 handgun. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension or Revocation.

ONE LESS GUN: BPD Officers Arrest Juvenile on Gun-Related Charges in Roxbury

ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:05 PM, on Friday, June 1, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area of 56 Dimock Street, Roxbury. As a result of the investigation, officers recovered the following firearm:

  • One loaded .22 caliber High Standard Double Nine firearm with an obliterated serial number.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Boston in connection with this investigation. The juvenile is charged with Delinquency to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Firearm. The juvenile will be arraigned in the Boston Juvenile Court.

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Three Loaded Firearms during Three Separate Incidents

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INCIDENT #1: At about 3:13 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a found firearm in the area of 10 Lattimore Court in Lower Roxbury. On arrival, officers located and recovered a loaded 9mm Lorcin handgun which has since been handed over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.

INCIDENT #2: At about 7:31 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested James Witkowski-Owens, 23, of Randolph, on firearm related charges after recovering a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson model SW9VE handgun during an investigation in the area of Washington and Williams Streets in Roxbury. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

INCIDENT #3: At about 11:48 PM on Tuesday May 29, 2018, officers assigned to the District B-2 (Roxbury) Drug Control Unit arrested Anthony Johnson, 34, of Dorchester, on firearm and drug related charges after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Taurus Millenium G2 PT140 handgun and several small bags of crack cocaine during an investigation in the area of 99 Wayland Street in Dorchester. The suspect will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs. 

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms within Three Hours During Two Separate Investigations in Dorchester

ONE LESS GUN: Overnight, officers assigned to the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force placed two suspects in custody on firearm related charges during two investigations in Dorchester.

INCIDENT #1: At about 10:37 PM on Monday May 28, 2018, officers arrested Domenic Davis, 29, of Coconut Creek, Florida, after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Glock model 27 in the area of Milton Avenue and Rockwell Street in Dorchester.

INCIDENT #2: About three hours later, at 1:38 AM on Tuesday May 29, officers arrested Rushon Hemmingway, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts, after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Glock model 22 in the area of 3 Stockton Street in Dorchester.

Both suspects will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

 

One Less Gun: Officers Seize Three Firearms, Arrest Two Suspects during Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 7:20 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2018, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a firearm investigation in the area of 103 Intervale Street, Dorchester. As a result of the investigation, officers recovered the following three firearms from two motor vehicles:

  • One loaded black Ruger P85 9mm semi-automatic firearm equipped with a large capacity feeding device
  • One loaded silver .38 caliber revolver with black tape on its handle
  • One loaded silver Smith & Wesson .22 caliber revolver with a wooden handle

Officers arrested 23-year-old Zachary D. Wilson of Hyde Park and 19-year-old Darius Powell of Dorchester in connection with this investigation. Powell is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Feeding Device. Wilson is charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both suspects will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.

Said Police Commissioner William Evans, “This is a great arrest by the YVSF officers. In just the past few days alone, this unit and my district officers have taken eight firearms off the street and arrested the suspects in possession of those weapons. With these arrests and this weekend being the unofficial start to summer, we are sending a message that we want a peaceful summer—illegal firearm possession, gun violence and, for that matter, any type of violence in Boston will not be tolerated.”

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Fifth Firearm in Three Days, Four of Five from Teen-aged Suspects

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At about 3:10 PM today, Friday, May 25, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force recovered a firearm and arrested a 16-year-old juvenile male after a lengthy foot chase in the area of 23 Angell Street in Dorchester. This is the fourth arrest of a teenager with a firearm in less than 72 hours.

On the above date and time, officers were patrolling the area of Franklin Hill where they observed two males who appeared to be in their teens. Both males were wearing hooded sweatshirts and long pants in the nearly 90-degree heat. Officers noted that one of the males, upon noticing the officers, immediately turned and walked in the opposite direction. Officers followed the male on foot, noticing that the male held one hand against his waistband while the other hand was swinging freely. The male then began running, and the officers observed the male take a black object that appeared to be a firearm from his waistband. The officers ordered the male to drop the gun while continuing to pursue on foot. After a lengthy chase, officers were able to take the male into custody without further incident. Police K-9 “Duke” responded to the scene and alerted to the presence of a firearm in the area where the officer observed the suspect remove the object from his waistband. Officers then recovered a loaded Taurus .40 caliber firearm with an obliterated serial number. Officers arrested the 16-year-old juvenile male from Dorchester and charged him with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number. The juvenile will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

“Lately, it’s too often that I find myself saying how troubled I am by how many young people have access to firearms,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Evan. “I commend my officers who are out there in the neighborhoods, day-in and day-out, working to take these guns off the streets and dedicating themselves to making Boston safer for these kids.”

One Less Gun: Two Teenage Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Two Loaded Firearms During Investigation in Dorchester

At about 2:17 PM on Thursday, May 24, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects after recovering two loaded firearms during an investigation in the area of 17 Harbor Point Boulevard in Dorchester. Officers arrested Devonje Goffigan-Williams, 18, of Somerville, and a 17-year-old male from Brockton after recovering a loaded .22 caliber Colt Government Model and a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P handgun with an obliterated serial number.

Devonje Goffigan-Williams will be charged in Dorchester District Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Armed Career Criminal (Level 1).

The 17-year-old male suspect will be charged in Boston Juvenile Court with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.

One Less Gun: BPD Officers Place Suspect in Custody after Recovering Loaded Firearm during Investigation in Dorchester

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At about 6:40 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest during an investigation in the area of 37 Howe Street in Dorchester. Officers arrested Nickhlas Simpson, 24, of Dorchester, without incident after recovering a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 handgun. It was later determined that the firearm had previously been reported stolen out of Portsmouth, Virginia. The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Property and Trespassing.

One Less Gun: BPD's Youth Violence Strike Force Arrests One Suspect After Recovering Loaded Firearm

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At about 10:36 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested one suspect during an ongoing investigation in the area of Levant Street and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester.

Officers observed a white motor vehicle come to a stop on Levant Street and observed the suspect, later identified as Gelson Barbosa, 21, of Dorchester, exiting from the passenger side of the motor vehicle. Upon seeing the officers, Barbosa quickly turned and placed both hands in the front area of his waist and began to hunch forward. Officers recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver from the front of Barbosa's waist.

Gelson Barbosa was arrested without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Subsequent Offense.

Commissioner Evans Says Combination of Community Support and Quick Response by BPD Officers Preceded the Arrest of 2 Suspects Wanted for a Non-fatal Shooting in Dorchester

Commissioner Evans Says Combination of Community Support and Quick Response by BPD Officers Made All the Difference in the Arrest of 2 Suspects Wanted in Connection to a Non-fatal Shooting in Dorchester:  At about 4:25pm, on Monday, May 21, 2018, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 74 Whitten Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located a male victim, believed to be in his early twenties, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Officers also learned that, although the victim was found in area of 74 Whitten Street, the original incident occurred in the area of 397 Centre Street. Meanwhile, the victim, suffering a non-life threatening injury, was transported to an area hospital for further treatment of his injury. Officers responding to the scene within minutes of the initial call quickly learned that the suspects responsible for the shooting were seen fleeing the area while riding a white motor scooter. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspects over the police radio. Within minutes, officers learned that a white motor scooter ridden by two occupants had been involved in a minor motor vehicle accident in the area of Gibson and Sturtevant Streets. Officers also learned that the suspects were seen attempting to carjack a vehicle in the area. Responding officers quickly observed two individuals who matched the descriptions of the suspects running from the scene. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to chase down and apprehend both suspects. Moreover, two firearms were recovered from the scene (see photos). 

Kevin Woods, 19, of Boston and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Boston are both charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm with 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Carjacking. Both suspects are scheduled to appear in Dorchester District Court on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.    

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I can’t say enough about the outstanding cooperation between community members and my officers that led to the swift arrests of the suspects wanted in connection to this incident. Within minutes of the original call, thanks to community members willing to share information, my officers knew who they were looking for and had a description of the two suspects responsible for the non-fatal shooting. In policing, we always talk about the importance of community cooperation when solving crime and, today, there’s no doubt that community cooperation coupled with my officers’ quick response made all the difference in the apprehension of two individuals who through their brazen behavior showed a complete and utter disregard for the safety of all who happened to be in the area at the time of the shooting.” 

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody After BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm Inside Stolen Motor Vehicle in Dorchester

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At about 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects on firearm and motor vehicle related charges during an investigation in the area of 47 Mount Ida Road in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a stolen Honda Civic and removed the operator, Brian Ortiz, 18, of Dorchester and passenger, Romeo Miller, 20, of Mattapan, at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Lorcin model L380 handgun from inside the vehicle. Both suspects were placed in custody without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle.

One Less Gun: Two Suspects in Custody after BPD Officers Recover Firearm, Ammunition and Drugs during Investigation in Mattapan

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At about 8:11 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop as part of an investigation in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Culbert Street in Mattapan. Upon further investigation, officers observed that the driver of the motor vehicle, Dakym Murray, 24, of Haverhill, was in possession of heroin and cocaine along with 8 live rounds of ammunition. The rear passenger, Jameel Sadler, 24, of Norwood, was found to be in possession of a Springfield Armory .45 Caliber firearm loaded with 7 live rounds of ammunition and in possession of cocaine.

Both suspects were placed under arrest without incident and will be arraigned in Dorchester District court. Dakym Murray will be charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A and Class B Drugs. Jameel Sadler was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Suspect on Outstanding Warrant and Recover Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop

At about 10:36 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, members of the City-Wide Drug Control Unit, District B-2 (Roxbury) Neighborhood Drug Control Unit, and the Youth Violent Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest in the area of Alexander and Bird Streets in Dorchester.

Officers patrolling the area of Columbia Road were aware of an individual, identified as 56-year-old Anthony Goforth of Brockton, who had two outstanding warrants out of South Boston District Court for Breaking and Entering into a Motor Vehicle and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class A Drugs.

Officers observed Goforth enter a motor vehicle in which the license plates attached to the car were cancelled and not associated with the vehicle. Officers conducted a stop of the vehicle in the area of Alexander Street and Bird Street in Dorchester and placed Goforth under arrest by virtue of the outstanding warrants. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle and recovered a black .45 caliber Hi-Point firearm (see photo).

Goforth was additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm. He will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

One Less Gun: BPD Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Three Suspects, Including Two Teenagers, While Recovering Loaded Firearm During Investigation in Jamaica Plain

At about 2:10 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested three individuals on multiple charges while recovering a loaded firearm in the area of 277 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. The officers arrested, Aryana Wilson, 18, of Dorchester, without incident after recovering a loaded .45 caliber Springfield Armory XD-S handgun during an investigation. When the officers attempted to arrest a second suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Brockton, he quickly took off running through the Bromley Heath Housing Development. Additional responding units from both the BPD and the Boston Housing Authority Police were able to place the juvenile suspect in custody after a brief pursuit. Officers also arrested Anthony Upchurch, 34, of Brockton, who had physically assaulted two of the officers and actively interfered with them as they attempted to place the juvenile male in custody. Both adult suspects will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. Aryana Wilson will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Anthony Upchurch will be charged with two counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. The 17-year-old male will appear in Roxbury Juvenile Court where he will be charged with Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Resisting Arrest.