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At about 1:47AM on Friday, March 26, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an on-site firearm arrest of Shakim Nicholas, 37, of Roxbury at the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Dewey Street in Roxbury.

While on patrol in the area officers observed a motor fail to stop for a stop sign. Officers conducted the traffic stop, approached the motor vehicle and spoke to the licensed driver. The two passengers were not wearing their seatbelts and after a CJIS query it was revealed that Shawn Harris, 47, of Dorchester had an active straight warrant out of Roxbury District court for Distribution Class D, Drugs.

Officers requested all parties to exit the motor vehicle and recovered a loaded Smith and Wesson .380 with one round in the chamber and five rounds in the magazine from the seat where Shakim Nicholas had been seated.

Shakim Nicholas was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Both are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.