D-4 Anti-Crime Unit Recovers Firearm After Stopping Car for Speeding and Blowing Red Light

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At about 10:55 P.M. on Sunday, 7/17/22, Officers assigned to D4 (South End) conducted a traffic stop and made an on-site firearm arrest of Leudys Miguel Garcia Mejia, 21, of Boston, in the area of Hampden Street and Albany Street.

Officers were on directed patrol in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Harrison Avenue due to the numerous and consistent complaints of quality-of-life related issues, including drug abuse, violent crime, and drug distribution. Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Harrison Avenue across Massachusetts Avenue at an extremely high rate of speed through a red light.

Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and, upon speaking with the occupants, were able to make several observations that led them to believe that a firearm was present in the vehicle. Officers removed both occupants and, upon conducting a pat-frisk of the vehicle, recovered a loaded firearm from a bag inside the vehicle. Officers determined that Leudys Miguel Garcia Mejia was in possession of the firearm and was taken into custody without further incident.

The firearm was determined to be a Taurus 9MM with seven (7) rounds in the magazine. Leudys Miguel Garcia Mejia is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Carrying a loaded firearm.