About 2:57am on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest in the area of 469 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester.

While on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Georgia Street, officers observed a motor vehicle idling in the rear parking lot of Flames Restaurant. Officers entered the rear parking lot and observed a male occupant, later identified as Travis Washington, 19-years-old of Dorchester, in the vehicle.  As the officers drove past Mr. Washington he stared directly at the officers, then slouched forward, down towards the floor of the vehicle.

The officers approached Mr. Washington, and he provided the Sergeant with his driver’s license, as well as an expired rental agreement for the motor vehicle. While the officers and Sergeant were speaking with Mr. Washington, they noticed that he kept his arms pinned to his side throughout the entire conversation. The Sergeant then observed that Mr. Washington had a bulge in his pocket, at which time he asked Mr. Washington multiple times to exit the vehicle, to which he refused.

A pat frisk of Mr. Washington revealed a firearm in his waistband. The Sergeant was able to gain control of Mr. Washington’s hands while an officer safely removed the firearm from Mr. Washington’s waistband. The firearm, a Sig Sauer P226 9mm, was loaded with (20) rounds in the magazine and (1) round in the chamber.

Travis Washington was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.