On August 2, 2021, at approximately 7:10 PM, Officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in Almont Park. Officers made an on-site firearm arrest of Wilner Richie, 32, of Dorchester.
Officers responded to a radio call for a person with a gun in the area of Almont Park. Upon arrival, Officers observed the park filled with children and families enjoying a children's football game. Officers were directed to a male, later identified as Richie, who had brandished a silver firearm. As Officers approached the male, they observed him quickly reach towards the area of a parked motor vehicle. For Officer's safety, Richie was placed in handcuffs. A search of the area where Officers observed Richie motion yielded a silver Rossi .38 Special revolver loaded with four (4) live .38 caliber rounds. Upon a further search of the suspect, Officer’s recovered a Vipertek Electric Stun gun.
Richie is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a loaded firearm, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit firearm, Possession of an Electric Stun Gun, Threat to Commit a Crime.
Wilner Richie is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.