Gang Unit Arrests Career Criminal on Firearm Possession Charges in Roxbury

At about 21:44 pm on Thursday, August 18 2022, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force made an onsite firearm arrest of Jahkaii Graham-Gilliam, 23, of Brockton, in the area of 76 Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury.

Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Tremont Street when they queried a vehicle via CJIS, and it was determined that the plates on the vehicle did not belong to the vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop and spoke to the operator. Officers requested the passenger’s identification as they suspected he was a known player with outstanding warrants, later identified as Graham-Gilliam, who stated they had no identification but then provided a name and date of birth that was false.

Officers requested both males exit the vehicle do to multiple observations and as Graham exited the vehicle, he attempted to shield his body away from Officers and reached into his sweatshirt multiple times. After repeated commands from Officers to stop reaching, Officers conducted a pat frisk and recovered a loaded firearm. Graham-Gilliam was taken into custody without incident.

The firearm was determined to be a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.380 caliber handgun with six(6) rounds in the magazine and one (1) live round in the chamber. A CJIS query of the firearm’s serial number revealed it was stolen out of Boston. Officers were additionally able to determine that Graham-Gilliam had multiple outstanding warrants in Boston and Westborough.

Jahkaii Graham-Gilliam was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd (2nd Offense), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a loaded firearm, Receiving Stolen Property, Furnishing False Identification to Law Enforcement, and Armed Career Criminal Level 1.