Quick Response Leads to Firearm Arrest in H-Block

At about 1:14 AM on Saturday, December 5, 2020, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 252 Harold Street in Roxbury. As officers arrived on scene, they were expertly directed to a black Chevy Impala parked in front of 250 Harold Street with apparent ballistic damage that was attempting to flee the scene. Officers initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle where they observed both the driver’s and front passenger’s windows to be damaged.

Officers spoke to the operator and the passenger believing the vehicle may have sustained ballistic damage relative to the shots fired call they were responding to. Both occupants were removed from the vehicle as officers and detectives continued their investigation. Upon receiving additional information, officers were able to determine that the operator of the vehicle had in fact discharged a firearm into the vehicle.

The operator was taken into custody. Within the vehicle, officers recovered a black revolver loaded with four rounds of live ammunition and one spent casing. Three additional rounds of live ammunition were recovered beneath the driver’s seat. The female passenger was identified and released from the scene.

Officers arrested Keith Rodgers, 34-years-old, of Detroit, Michigan. Rodgers is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.