From BPD News:

At about 12:00pm. on Monday, May 18, 2020, detectives assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) recovered three firearms during the execution of a search warrant in the area of 69 Hancock Street in Dorchester. As a result, officers were able to safely recover a 5.56 caliber Bushmaster rifle with large capacity feeding device, a .22 caliber Remington long rifle, a .32 caliber Cobra semi-automatic handgun and 42 rounds of 5.56 caliber ammunition. It was later determined that the Bushmaster rifle had been previously reported stolen in New Hampshire.

The search warrant was sought out of Dorchester District Court in connection to an aggravated assault that occurred on Saturday May 16, 2020, during which four parties sustained non-life-threatening lacerations and stab wounds. During the course of that initial investigation, officers arrested Keith Howell, 46, of Dorchester, on Unlawful Possession of Ammunition charges after recovering a stray round of .223 caliber ammunition which was dropped by the suspect as he was gathering his belongings as he prepared to leave the residence. Officers then froze the apartment until the search warrant could be obtained and executed.

The suspect remains in custody and will now face additional charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3 Counts), Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Receiving Stolen Property upon his arraignment in Dorchester District Court.

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