Firearm Located After Officer Dragged on Traffic Stop

At about 2:00 AM on Monday February 15, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite firearm arrest following a traffic stop which was initiated in the area of Brimsley Street and Washington Street in Dorchester.

The officers had stopped a motor vehicle for an equipment violation and were speaking to the operator, later identified as Aguinaldo Gomes-Soaresrosa, 21, of Dorchester, when he placed the vehicle’s transmission in gear in an attempt to flee. One of the officers had reached into the vehicle and attempted to gain control of the suspect as he began to accelerate. That officer was dragged alongside of the vehicle until he was finally able to safely disengage and roll away, barely avoiding serious injury.

Additional responding units soon located the unoccupied suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Street and Park Street. The vehicle had careened off the road and into a front yard taking out light poles and fences as it went. Officers were able to follow a clear path of fresh footprints in the snow that led from the drivers side door of the vehicle and ultimately located and arrested the suspect without incident in the area of 60 West Tremlett Street. Officers later expertly tracked the flight path of the suspect, searching the area meticulously and recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus PT 24/7 G2 handgun which had been discarded as the suspect ran. Officers later determined that the suspect’s driver’s license had been previously suspended.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License and Failure to Stop for the Police.