At about 4:06 PM on Monday, January 25, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to radio call for a person with a gun in the area of 12 American Legion Highway in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers made contact with several witnesses who pointed out the suspects motor vehicle attempting to leave the scene. Officer safely stopped the motor vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as Dedrick Harris, 34, of Dorchester.

After further investigation into the incident officers removed Harris from the motor vehicle and recovered a firearm in plain view on the passenger side floor. The loaded firearm was identified as a SCCY/CPX-2, 9mm with one round in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine.

Dedrick Harris was placed under arrest and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.  He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.