Officers Assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force Arrest Male on Firearm Charges

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At about 10:40 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force were on directed patrol when they conducted a traffic stop and made an on-site firearm arrest of Edwyn Shoemaker, 31, of Mattapan.

Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Columbia Road when a motorcycle made an abrupt turn in front of the cruiser and then turned onto Mount Everett Street. Officers turned onto Mount Everett Street and observed the male, identified as Shoemaker, standing in a nearby yard with his back to the street and adjusting his waistband. Officers observed Shoemaker’s motorcycle to be parked partially obstructing a fire hydrant.

As Officers spoke to a shoemaker, they determined that he did not live at the address. Officers made additional observations that led them to believe that Shoemaker was in possession of a firearm. Officers conducted a pat-frisk of Shoemaker and recovered a loaded firearm. Shoemaker was placed into custody without incident.

The firearm was determined to be a Taurus 9MM with seven (7) rounds in the magazine and one (1) round in the chamber. Shoemaker is to be charged with Unlawful Possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a public way, and Trespassing with a firearm.