At about 9:34 PM on Tuesday May 11, 2021, members of the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force arrested two suspects while recovering two loaded firearms after responding to a call for shots fired in the area of Humboldt Court in Roxbury. As the officers were canvassing nearby for any potential victims or suspects, their attention was drawn to a parked motor vehicle in the area of 108 Harold Street. On approach, the officers immediately recognized Jose Rodrigues, 20, of Dorchester, who was seated in the driver’s seat and Khamaree Price, 22, of Dorchester, who was seated in the front passenger seat. Upon seeing the officers, both parties appeared startled while simultaneously reaching beneath their seats before quickly exiting the vehicle. Officers stopped both individuals to speak with them at which time they looked inside the vehicle and observed what appeared to be handguns protruding from underneath the both the driver’s side seat and the passenger seat.
As the officers continued their investigation and attempted to place Rodrigues in custody, he violently resisted, setting off a struggle during which the suspect attempted to grab the handle of one of the officer’s holstered firearms. The officers were eventually able to place the suspect in custody as a crowd formed around the officers and began yelling profanities at them as they awaited the arrival of additional responding units from District B-2 (Roxbury).
The second suspect was placed in custody without incident.
Officers then safely recovered a loaded .40 caliber Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun from underneath the driver’s seat along with a loaded 9mm Ruger American handgun equipped with a large capacity feeding device from underneath the passenger seat.
Both parties will appear in Roxbury District Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (3rd and Subsequent), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.
The investigation into the initial call for shots fired remains under investigation at this time.