17-Year-Old Arrested on Gun Charges Overnight

At approximately 01:07 hours on Sunday, September 20, 2020, Boston Police Officers assigned to the District B-2 Anti-Crime Unit (Bravo K Car) made an on-site arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of 257 Magnolia Street in Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Intervale Street, officers received a ShotSpotter activation for the area of 122 Intervale Street. Officers began searching the area for potential shooting victims and/or suspects. As the officers came upon Ceylon Park through Magnolia Street, they observed an individual standing alone in the area watching the officers.

When the officers slowed their cruiser down, the male immediately began sprinting down the stairs from Magnolia Street and into the park. Officers gave chase, pursuing the male on foot down the stairs. Additional officers arrived on scene and assisted, eventually apprehending the male at the bottom of the stairs. Simultaneously, an additional ShotSpotter activation occurred in the area of 270 Columbia Road.

Officers requested a K-9 Unit to respond to the area to check for evidence which the male may have discarded during the foot pursuit. Under a tree, the K-9, named Oz, alerted and located a Colt 38 Special firearm loaded with six rounds of live ammunition. The pup was rewarded and given praise by all on the good find.

Officers arrested a 17-year-old male of Dorchester, although he is basically an adult and should be charged as such, his identity would not be released to us. The suspect 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.