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At about 11:30 AM on Monday March 29, 2021, officers assigned to the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force recovered a loaded firearm while arresting a 14-year-old male from Roxbury on an outstanding warrant during an investigation in the area of 615 Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park. The officers were aware of the juvenile arrest warrant stemming from charges of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer when they located the suspect travelling as passenger in a motor vehicle which was being operated by the suspect’s mother. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officers removed the teenage suspect at which time they performed a pat frisk leading to the recovery of a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun with an obliterated serial number from inside the suspect’s pants pocket. The 14-year-old suspect was then placed in custody without incident.

The suspect will appear in West Roxbury Juvenile District Court on charges of Delinquent to Wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm with a Defaced Serial Number.