About 7:05pm on Friday, November 13, 2020, Officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) made a firearm arrest in the area of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Streets following a nearby ShotSpotter activation and Shots Fired call.
Around 6:48pm, Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Annunciation Road. Officers were given a suspect description of a black male wearing a shiny puffy jacket with a white hood, blue jeans and no mask. Witnesses stated that the male ran into the Ruggles MBTA Station following the shots.
Officers from District E-13 made their way to Jackson Square MBTA Station due to the possibility of the suspect boarding a train or bus. While in their marked Boston Police patrol wagon, they observed a male fitting the above description, specifically noticing the shiny jacket, coming up the escalator from the train level. The officers exited their vehicle and approached the male, at which time the suspect took off running out of the station towards Centre Street. The suspect ran across Columbus Avenue onto Ritchie Street. He continued running onto Slayton Way, and then back out onto Ritchie Street where he was taken into custody.
As officers began to pat frisk for weapons, a firearm fell from the suspects jacket onto the ground. The firearm, a Taurus 380 was loaded with (1) round in the chamber and (5) rounds in the magazine. Officers also recovered a large plastic bag containing several smaller bags, which contained a white powdery substance.
The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Boston, was arrested and charged with Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Delinquent to wit: Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Delinquent to wit: Possession of Class B Drugs, and Delinquent to wit: Resisting Arrest.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.