About 5:05pm on Monday, July 19, 2021, a Boston Police officer was flagged down on the corner of B Street and West 7th Street South Boston (District C6). A citizen told the officer about shots fired while pointing in the direction of Joyce Hayes Way and West 7th Street. The officer immediately proceeded down West 7th Street and took a right turn onto C Street. The officer located ballistic evidence in the middle of C Street. Additional ballistic evidence was located in the adjacent parking lot on C Street and Baxter Street. Officers also observed ballistic damage to the driver’s side mirror of a parked vehicle on C Street. In the parking lot on Joyce Hayes and West 7th Street, two additional vehicles were located with additional ballistic damage. A description of a suspect vehicle was given as a silver Hyundai with Maine plates at the intersection and C Street and Old Colony Avenue. The operator of the silver Hyundai continued on Old Colony towards D street and the rotary at Preble Circle.
About 5:13pm officers took a right hand turn on to Devine Way from Columbia Road when officers observed a vehicle matching the description making a left hand turn on to Wendeller Street. Officers observed the vehicle to be bearing a Maine license plate. Officers got behind the vehicle and activated their emergency lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Preble St/Ward Street.
Officers approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to take the keys out of the ignition and place them onto the dashboard of the vehicle to which the operator, Mr. Jadhen Rousseau complied. Officers removed Mr. Rousseau and the passenger, Mr. Mohamadou Bah from the vehicle, at which point the passenger began to reach in the area between the passenger seat and gear shift. Officers instructed the passenger not to reach for anything inside the vehicle. Upon frisking the vehicle, officers discovered multiple firearms under the center shifter panel. Officers demanded to see the suspects license to carry a firearm. One suspect was not old enough to possess a license to carry firearms and the other stated that he did not have a license to carry a firearm.
Officers also recovered multiple bags of green vegetable like matter believed to be marijuana consistent with street level packaging and a box of sandwich bags and loose sandwich bags.
Suspect 1, Mohamadou Binlo Bah, 19, of Roxbury, will be charged with M.G.L 269 Section 10 (a) Possession of a firearm without license, and M.G.L 94 Intent to Distribute Class D in South Boston District Court.
Suspect 2, Jadhen Rousseau-Francois , 18, of South Boston will be charged with M.G.L 269 Section 10 (a) Possession of a firearm without license , and M.G.L 94 Intent to Distribute Class D in South Boston District Court.
Massachusetts Uniform Citation issued for the following: Chapter 90 S10 Operating a Motor Vehicle Without License, Chapter 90 Section 24 Leaving the Scene of Accident (Property Damage).
As a result of this arrest, a search warrant was executed and recovered the following:
1 Glock 19 - 9mm firearm
1 Taurus G3 - 9mm firearm (loaded)
1 Polymer 80 - 9mm firearm
5 magazines 4 of which were high capacity.
10 live rounds of 9mm ammunition
4 Med p/b’s of marijuana, scale & baggies