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At about 11:43 AM on Friday, March 5, 2021, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a found weapon in the area of 1861 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. The Good Samaritan stated that he observed a discarded firearm in the rear of the building at the above address. Officers then located and recovered an unloaded Ruger handgun next to the back fence. After rendering the weapon safe, officers collected it as evidence which will be turned over to the BPD Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.