Gang Unit Recovers Loaded Firearm from Repeat Gun Offender in Dorchester

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At about 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force, along with the Massachusetts State Police, conducted a traffic stop in the area of 147 Train Street in Dorchester which resulted in the firearm arrest of Demetrius Leary, 26, of Dorchester.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle with excessively dark tinted windows, make a left turn without using a turn signal. Officers activated their emergency lights and sirens to conduct the traffic stop of the motor vehicle.

Officers exited their police cruiser and made contact with the occupants. Officers observed the front seat passenger, later identified as Demetrius Leary, lean his body forward as if he were tucking something under his legs.

Leary was safely removed from the motor vehicle and officers recovered a loaded firearm from a fanny pack on the seat. The firearm was determined to be a Smith and Wesson .40 model M&P Shield with six rounds in the magazine.

Demetrius Leary according to records was also arrested in November of 2019 after Officers from District B-2 recovered a loaded firearm from his person. More on that case can be found here.