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At about 12:33 PM on Sunday January 3, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) recovered a loaded firearm after responding to a call from a concerned citizen in the area of 764 Morton Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers met with the caller who stated that upon returning to her parked motor vehicle, she noticed that her rear license plate appeared to have been tampered with and was bent out of alignment. When she attempted to adjust it, a firearm which had apparently been wedged between the bracket and the plate, fell to the ground. It was recovered by District B-3 Detectives and determined to be a loaded 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun.

The weapon has since been turned over to the BPD Firearm Analysis Unit for processing.