At about 11:42 PM on Tuesday, 06/22/22, Officers assigned to District C-11 made an on-site firearm arrest of a 17-year-old juvenile male in the area of 96 Olney Street in Dorchester.
Officers were in the area of the above attempting to locate a missing juvenile. As officers canvassed the area for the missing juvenile, Officers’ attention was drawn to two individuals who appeared to crouch and run to avoid being seen by officers. It should be noted that officers were dressed in full Boston Police uniform and had exited a fully marked Boston Police cruiser. Officers went to the rear of the above location, and encountered the juvenile male standing with a firearm pointed directly at them from a distance of approximately 10-20 yards away. Officers additionally noted that the juvenile male stated, “What’s up, [expletive]” while pointing the firearm at officers. Officers immediately drew their department-issued firearms, took cover, and began to give the male commands to drop the firearm.
The male then fled from the officers, with officers losing sight of the male. Officers established a perimeter, and as officers searched the area, they observed a discarded shoe next to a vehicle. Officers looked under the vehicle, located the juvenile male, safely took him into custody, and recovered a loaded firearm from his waistband.
The firearm was determined to be a Smith and Wesson .22 caliber with one (1) round in the chamber and four (4) rounds in the magazine.
The juvenile male is to be arraigned in Dorchester Juvenile Court on charges of delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon.