Gang Unit Arrests 20-Year-Old Repeat Offender On New Gun Charges

On June 17th, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Boston Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Washington Street and Dale Street. Units from District B-2 assisted the Gang Unit with the stop.

Officers quickly identified the suspect as Takari Hobbs, 20, of Boston who was taken into custody pursuant to a warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of unlawful possession of a firearm.

When Hobbs was 18 years old, 2 years prior to the current incident, officers located an illegal Smith & Wesson DA .45 caliber revolver loaded with six rounds of live ammunition from his pocket on August 20, 2019. He was then taken into custody and arrested, which makes this his second firearm incident per the Boston Police Department.