Four Suspects in Custody After Four Loaded Firearms and Drugs Recovered During Search Warrant Execution in Dorchester

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At about 6:00 AM on Thursday May 12, 2022, officers assigned to the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force in coordination with members of the BPD SWAT Team, Massachusetts State Police and the Somerville Police Department arrested four suspects while recovering four loaded firearms during the execution of a search warrant in the area of Norwell Street in Dorchester.

Upon making entry to the residence, the officers detained the parties on scene while they conducted their search, leading to the i recovery of a loaded 9mm Centry Arms Inc TP9 handgun, a loaded 9mm Glock 26 Gen 2 handgun, a loaded 9mm Glock 43 handgun and a loaded .40 caliber Glock 27 handgun. Officers also recovered undisclosed amounts of various drugs during the course of their investigation. As a result, officers arrested the individuals on scene later identified as a 17-year-old male from Dorchester, Tejhere Palmer, 20, of Sommerville, Davonte Bowden, 24, of Quincy and Laurian Slaughter, 45, of Dorchester.

The 17-year-old suspect will appear in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

  • The 17-year-old suspect was found to be wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Middlesex Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm – 2 Counts) and Assault with Intent to Murder (2 Counts).

Tejhere Palmer will be charged in Dorchester District Court on charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.

  • Tejhere Palmer was confirmed to be wanted on an outstanding warrant sought out of Somerville District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Assault with Intent to Murder (2 Counts) and Attempt to Commit a Crime (2 Counts).

Davonte Bowden will be charged in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of Class B Drugs.

Laurian Slaughter will be charged in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of Class B and E Drugs.