Two 15-Year-Olds in Custody After ShotSpotter Activation Leads to Firearm Arrest

At about 22:12 hours, on Monday, April 25, 2022, officers assigned to District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit (Mattapan) made an onsite firearm arrest of a 15-year-old male juvenile from West Roxbury, while in the area of Talbot Avenue and Helen Street in Dorchester.

While officers were responding to a Shot Spotter activation in the area of 82 Bernard Street, they observed the suspect running off of Helen Street with both of his hands pinned tightly to the front pocket of his sweatshirt.

Officers apprehended the juvenile suspect and recovered a firearm from his pocket. The firearm was determined to be a loaded Taurus G3 9mm with one round in the chamber and twelve rounds in the magazine.

The juvenile was arrested and charged with; Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Delinquent to Wit; Deface Firearm Serial Number. The 15-year-old male juvenile is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.

The second juvenile suspect was located in the area following the foot chase and after being identified was found to be wanted on numerous outstanding warrants. The 15-year-old was held on charges of Delinquent to Wit; Breaking and Entering Nighttime, Delinquent to Wit; Larceny from a Building, Delinquent to Wit; Destruction of Property and Delinquent to Wit; Unarmed Robbery.