At about 2:29 AM on Friday June 11, 2021, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for a found weapon at a residence in Roxbury. Officers were advised by the 911 dispatcher that they had been contacted by a concerned juvenile caller who stated that they had just discovered an unsecured firearm underneath a couch seat cushion. On arrival, officers were greeted by the unattended minor who directed them towards the firearm which the officers then observed in the described area. Additionally, officers observed what appeared to be the handle of a second firearm protruding from the drawer of a nightstand in another room. Officers then froze the scene pending the issuance of a search warrant and notified the Massachusetts Department of Children and Family (DCF).

Officers continued their investigation, leading to the arrest of a 34-year-old male from Roxbury on charges of Unlawful Possession and Improper Storage of a Firearm. The suspect is expected to face arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

The men and women of the Boston Police Department are encouraged and inspired by the actions taken by this young caller who trusted their instincts and knew that they could depend on us during their time of need.