Officers Arrest 13-year-old Juvenile Male Operating a Motor-Vehicle with A Loaded Firearm

At about 11:34PM on July 4, 2022, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Officers made an onsite firearm arrest of a 13-year-old juvenile male on firearm charges in the area of 144 Columbia Road.

While on directed patrol, Officers queried the plate of a vehicle, and it was determined that the registration information did not match the vehicle. Officers activated emergency lights and sirens in order to conduct a traffic stop, to which the operator, identified as the juvenile male, refused to stop and continued to drive at a slow rate of speed.

Officers were eventually able to get the vehicle to stop. Officers removed the juvenile male and, as they conducted a pat frisk of his person, observed a firearm fall from his leg area to the ground.

The firearm was determined to be a .380 Ruger loaded with one (1) round in the chamber and (5) rounds in the magazine.

The 13-year-old juvenile male is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Operation of a Motor-Vehicle Without a license, Attached Registration Plates, Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Refusal to stop for a Police Officer.