Booking Photo and Report: Loaded Firearm Recovered After a Traffic Stop in Roxbury

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At about 9:20 PM, on Monday, March 20, 2023, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, made an on-site firearm arrest of Rondel Hernandez, 23, of Boston, and Ocyrus Williams, 18, of Mattapan.

Officers were on patrol in the area of Tremont Street when they observed a scooter with two occupants. Officers observed the scooter fail to stop for a stop sign, and immediately activated their cruiser emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop. The scooter failed to stop for officers, and lost control in the area of New Heath Street.


The occupants immediately fled the scene in opposite directions, and a foot pursuit ensued. As officers were attempting to apprehend Hernandez, a violent struggle ensued. Officers observed the suspect reaching into his waistband to an unknown object. Officers were able to gain control of the suspect’s hands and place him into handcuffs.

As officers were searching the suspect, they recovered a firearm from the suspect’s waistband. The firearm was determined to be Taurus G2 with twelve rounds in the magazine.


Other officers were able to safely apprehend Williams, and he was placed into handcuffs without incident. A CJIS query revealed that Williams had a warrant for his arrest for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Hernandez was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court. Williams was placed under arrest and charged with; Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, and Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign. Williams also had an arrest warrant for Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court.