16-Year-Old Arrested, Two Guns Recovered, 8 Mopeds Seized

At about 7:15 PM, on Friday, July 22, 2022, officers assigned to the District B-3 Drug Control Unit made an arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile male from Boston while in the area of Norfolk Street and Babson Street in Mattapan.

Officers observed the suspect approach another male while lifting his sweatshirt and revealing what appeared to be a firearm. The suspect fled the area on a scooter and was located in the rear of 6 Almont Street in Mattapan.

At the sight of officers, the suspect fled on foot and could be seen discarding a firearm onto the ground. He was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest. The firearm was determined to be a Stoeger 9mm with one round in the chamber and thirteen rounds in the magazine.

Officers also recovered eight motorized scooters found to be in violation of City Ordinances as well as a second loaded firearm which was determined to be a Glock 17 9mm with twelve rounds in the magazine.

The 16-year-old 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 Dorchester District Court.