As Ghost Guns Continue to Flood Boston Streets, Gang Unit CrackS Down in Dorchester

At about 7:15 PM, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest of Frankie James, 37, of Randolph, MA, in the area of Bowdoin Street and Mount Ida Road in Dorchester.

Officers responded to a call for a male, later identified as James, who had shown a firearm to another motorist in traffic. A short time later, officers located a vehicle matching the vehicle’s description from the previous incident.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and removed the vehicle’s sole occupant, James, from the vehicle. Officers recovered a 9mm handgun with nine (9) live rounds in the magazine. Mr. James was placed into custody without incident.

James will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm).

Frankie James is scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.