15-Year-Old Among Three Arrested Thursday on Gun Charges in Two Incidents

Incident 1: At about 6:05 PM, May 5, 2022, Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Washington Street when they observed a group standing outside 156 Washington Street. After seeing the officers’ cruiser, two individuals immediately broke away from the group and entered a nearby business.

Officers entered the business and observed a 15-year-old male exiting an employee-only area. A pat frisk of the male revealed no weapons. An officer entered the room that the male was seen exiting and recovered a loaded firearm. The 15-year-old male was placed into custody without incident.

The firearm was determined to be a Taurus 9mm with one (1) live round in the chamber and four (4) rounds in the magazine.

The 15-year-old Juvenile male is to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Unlawful Possession of a loaded firearm.

Incident 2:  At about 6:38 PM, on May 5, 2022, Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Bernard Street and Talbot Street when they observed a vehicle with two separate registration plates affixed to the vehicle. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of 14 Standish Street. 

Following on scene observations, Officers removed the four occupants of the vehicle one at a time. As officers removed one occupant, identified as Mekhi Young, he immediately turned away from officers. A pat-frisk of Young revealed a loaded firearm with an extended magazine, and took Young into custody without incident.

While officers were attempting to secure the other occupants of the vehicle, another occupant, Errol Gaskill, also attempted to turn away from officers. Officers conducted a pat-frisk of Gaskill and recovered a loaded firearm. Gaskill was taken into custody without further incident.

The first firearm recovered was a P80 9MM with one (1) round in the chamber and fourteen (14) rounds in the chamber. The second firearm was Determined to be a 45-caliber revolver with five (5) rounds.

Young is to be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, and Unlawful possession of a Large Capacity feeding device.

Gaskill is to be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a loaded firearm.Mekhi Young and Errol Gaskill are both expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.