Two Suspects Arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Roxbury

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At about 7:05 PM, on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with the Massachusetts State Police, made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 51 Prentiss Street of Jaden Mathieu, 18, of Boston and a 15-year-old male juvenile of Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area, officers observed the suspect, later identified as the 15-year-old male juvenile, reach his hand toward his waistband while standing in the doorway of 51 Prentiss Street in Roxbury.

As officers exited their cruiser, the teen proceeded to run up the hallway with another unknown suspect, later identified as Jaden Mathieu. Officers safely apprehended both suspects and placed them under arrest after a firearm was discarded. The firearm was determined to be a loaded Taurus G25 9mm with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.

Jaden Mathieu was charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.  

The 15-year-old male juvenile was charged with; Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.