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At about 1:38 PM on Thursday February 11, 2021, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force recovered a loaded firearm while arresting Dumari Scott-Dixon, 19, of Dorchester, in the area of Hosmer Street and Norfolk Street in Mattapan. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued out of Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as well as a second warrant sought out of Quincy District Court stemming from a domestic Assault and Battery incident.

As the officers were taking the suspect into custody, they recovered a loaded .45 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun with an obliterated serial number from the waistband area of his pants. As a result, the suspect will now face additional charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2nd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number.