One Less Gun: BPD ‘Gang Unit’ Officers Place Suspect in Custody After Recovering Loaded Firearm During Traffic Stop Near Fenway Park


At about 11:28 PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest after performing a traffic stop in the area of Van Ness Street and Ipswich Street in Boston. The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction and were speaking with the driver, later identified as Brian Enwonwu, 23, of Malden, when he began to behave in a suspicious manner during their interaction. The officers continued their investigation and removed the operator at which time they performed a pat frisk of the vehicle which led to the recovery a .40 caliber Browning Arms handgun loaded with ten rounds of ammunition. The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.