Tuesday night, at approximately 21:30 hours, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force responded to a call for shots fired that led to the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of two loaded firearms in the area of Humboldt Court in Roxbury.
Officers responded to the call for shots fired and were canvassing nearby for any potential victims or suspects, when their attention was drawn to a parked motor vehicle in the area of 108 Harold Street. The officers approached the vehicle and immediately recognized Jose Rodrigues, 20, of Dorchester, who was seated in the driver’s seat, and Khamaree Price, 22, of Dorchester, who was seated in the front passenger seat.
Both parties looked startled as they reached beneath their seats before quickly exiting the vehicle. Officers stopped both individuals to speak with them, at which time they looked inside the vehicle and observed what appeared to be handguns protruding from underneath both the driver’s and passenger’s seat.
When they attempted to place Rodrigues in custody, he violently resisted – setting off a struggle during which the suspect attempted to grab the handle of one of the officer’s holstered firearms. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody as a crowd formed around the officers and began yelling profanities at them as they awaited the arrival of additional responding units from District B-2 (Roxbury). The second suspect was placed in custody without incident.
Officers safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun from underneath the driver’s seat, along with a loaded 9mm Ruger American handgun equipped with a large capacity feeding device from underneath the passenger seat. Rodrigues and Price will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm. The investigation into the initial call for shots fired remains under investigation at this time.