At about 9:57 AM on Thursday March 18, 2021, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Ivan Wright, 31, of Dorchester on firearm related charges following a traffic stop in the area of 24 Olney Street in Dorchester. The officers were aware that the suspect did not possess a valid driver’s license when they stopped the motor vehicle for an equipment violation. Upon removing the suspect, they safely recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus G2S handgun from inside the vehicle. The suspect was then placed in custody on scene without incident.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm and Operating a Motor Vehicle After Revocation or Suspension.