California Man Arrested by Gang Unit on Firearms Charges

At about 23:00 hours on May 20, 2022, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Harrison Avenue, resulting in a firearm arrest of Herod Brown-Carter, 34, of Haywood, CA.

Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Olney Street and Geneva Avenue following a shot spotter activation when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed towards Columbia Road. Officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue and made contact with the operator.

Also in the vehicle was a passenger, later identified as Herod Brown-Carter, and a third passenger in the rear with an infant. Officers requested a vehicle description from the previous ShotSpotter activation, but none was available. Officers released the vehicle with a verbal warning.

Shortly after they released the vehicle, officers were able to obtain a vehicle description from officers investigating the ShotSpotter activation and determined that the description matched the description of the vehicle that they had just stopped.

Officers broadcast a description of the vehicle and where it was last seen and began to search for the vehicle, eventually locating it at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. Officers conducted a traffic stop at this location and instructed all of the occupants to exit the vehicle.

Officers removed Herod Brown-Carter, placed him in handcuffs, and pat frisked him for weapons with negative findings. Officers conducted a frisk of the motor vehicle and recovered a loaded firearm.

Brown-Carter was taken into custody without further incident. Heron Brown-Carter is to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court and charged with Unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.