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At about 11:10 PM on Tuesday March 30, 2021, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force located and arrested Reymundo Ortiz, 23, of South Boston on firearm related charges after responding to assist at a call for shots fired in the area of 123 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain.

Officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) were on directed patrol near the Bromley-Heath Housing Development when they heard the sound of gunfire in close proximity. The officers located numerous spent shell casings and observed ballistic damage to three motor vehicles as well as one nearby residence.

As additional responding units began to canvass the area, they observed the suspect fleeing the scene on foot and observed what appeared to be an unknown heavy object concealed beneath the front of his hooded sweatshirt. Officers stopped the suspect in the area of 70 Parker Hill Avenue and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a 9mm handgun from the suspect’s waistband. Officers noted that the 17-round magazine was completely empty.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device.