Firearm Recovered and Three Under Arrest After Traffic Stop

About 1:36am on Thursday, February 25, 2021, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) made an on-site firearm arrest following a traffic stop in the area of 721 Shawmut Avenue, Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street, an officer observed a gray motor vehicle speed through the intersection of Camden Street and Tremont Street, continuing on Camden Street towards Shawmut Avenue. The vehicle came to a stop at a red light at the intersection of Shawmut Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. An inquiry into the motor vehicle revealed that it did not have a valid inspection sticker. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens and conducted a traffic stop in front 725 Shawmut Avenue.

The officer approached the vehicle and requested the operators license and registration. The operator, later identified as Terrell Jackson, 26, of Dorchester, provided the officer with a MA Learners Permit. The officer also requested identification from the two passengers in the vehicle, who were not wearing seatbelts.

Further inquiry revealed that none of the individuals had a valid driver’s license. As the officers were explaining the situation to the occupants, one of the officers observed what appeared to be a firearm underneath the driver’s seat. The officers immediately removed the occupants, and placed all three in handcuffs.

The firearm, a Springfield Armory XD, was loaded with (14) rounds of ammunition in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber.

Terrell Jackson was placed under arrest and charged with Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License (2nd Offense), Carrying a Firearm without a License (2nd Offense) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Jackson was also issued a MA Uniform Citation for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The front passenger, Leo Farrier, 30, of Dorchester, was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The rear passenger, Elijah Carvalho, 18, of Dorchester, was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Large Capacity Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Carrying a Firearm without a License and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

All three suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court. The registered owner of the motor vehicle was issued a MA Uniform Citation for No Inspection Sticker and Allowing Unlicensed Operation.