At about 5:30 PM on Thursday June 10, 2021, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) arrested Jaheim Clarke, 18, of Roxbury on firearm related charges following a foot chase which concluded in the area of Public Alley 716 in Roxbury. The officers had initially observed the suspect standing inside O’Day Playground located at 75 West Newton Street and were circling the block to engage him as part of an ongoing investigation when he fled the area on foot. The officers observed that the suspect appeared to be clutching at an object in the waistband area of his pants, which they believed to be a firearm, as he fled. The officers were eventually able to stop the suspect at which time they recovered a loaded .380 caliber Bersa Thunder handgun in the area of 48 West Springfield Street which had been discarded underneath a parked motor vehicle as he fled.
The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.