About 10:27 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest of Melvin Mcwhorter, 24, of Fall River, due to an ongoing firearm investigation. Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force determined that a male, later identified as McWhorter, may be in possession of a firearm through the course of an investigation.
Officers conducted surveillance in the area of Malta Street in Mattapan and located McWhorter, who matched the description of a suspect seen displaying a firearm. Officers approached McWhorter, who was in a group and observed him immediately turn away from officers and make a throwing motion. Officers searched the area and located a firearm.
McWhorter was taken into custody without incident. Officers additionally recovered a rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine from Mcwhorter. The firearm was determined to be a Makarov 9mm firearm loaded with eight (8) rounds of 9mm ammunition.
During the investigation Officers not only had to deal with the dangers of a firearm arrest, but also hostile community members. A man, who could only be described as an emotionally disturbed night-walking creature, equipped with not just a cell phone light but also a headlamp emerged from the darkness.
He engaged officers by attempting to verbally challenge them to a fight, all while attempting to show off his clearly fake and janky chains. Officers successfully deescalated the situation using their training and eventually processed the recovered firearm successfully.
Mcwhorter is to be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Class B. Melvin McWhorter is to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.