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At about 10:30 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021, Officers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested Kurt Lorde, 28, of Boston, in the vicinity of 330 Martin Luther King Boulevard and charged him with firearm related charges. 

Officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force were patrolling the area of 330 Martin Luther King Boulevard when they observed Lorde on the sidewalk, drinking from an open container of alcohol while wearing a fanny pack style bag across his chest.   

After passing Lorde, the Officers operating a department vehicle reversed direction to stop and speak with Lorde, as they approached him, they observed that Lorde no longer had the fanny-pack previously observed on his person.  Lorde was stopped and asked for identification for being in possession of an open alcohol container. The officers searched the area and located the discarded fanny pack matching the one worn by him earlier. A pat frisk of the bag revealed a hard object consistent with a firearm.  Lorde was placed into custody without incident. 

Officers recovered the fanny pack containing a Jennings, 9mm handgun with seven (7) live rounds of ammunition in the magazine. 

Kurt Lorde is to be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm.  

Kurt Lorde is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.