At about 1:38 AM on Friday, August 20, 2021, Officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury/Dorchester) conducted a traffic stop in the area of 21 Kensington Street. Officers recovered two (2) loaded firearms and made an onsite arrest of a 16-year-old Juvenile male of Randolph, MA, on firearm charges, and Clifton Braithwaite, 19, of Randolph, MA, on Motor Vehicle Violations.
Officers were on patrol on Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Quincy Street and cross over Blue Hill Avenue. Officers activated emergency lights and sirens. The car continued driving on Quincy Street, turning onto Warren Street without stopping. Officers noted that the vehicle's rear windshield was obscured by a curtain, making seeing into the car impossible. The car continued driving on Warren Street and turned into the area of Warren Gardens.
The operator of the motor vehicle, later identified as Braithwaite, stopped the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene without placing the car in park. As Braithwaite tried to re-enter the vehicle, Officers were able to place Braithwaite in custody without incident.
Officers simultaneously observed the front passenger, the juvenile male, exit the vehicle, and flee on foot through Warren Gardens, clutching an unknown item to his chest during the entire foot pursuit. Officers pursued the male when he ran through an open front door at 21 Kensington Street and exited through a rear door of the same address, where Officers observed the male make a throwing motion. The male was placed into custody without incident. Officers searched the backyard area and recovered two loaded firearms.
The first firearm was determined to be a 9mm Clock 19, with one (1) round in the chamber and fifteen (15) rounds in the magazine. The second firearm was determined to be a 9mm firearm with one (1) round in the chamber and fifteen (15) rounds in the magazine.
Braithwaite is to be charged with Failure to Stop for a Police Officer and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor-Vehicle. The juvenile male will be charged Delinquent to wit: two (2) counts Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device, and two (2) counts of Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm.
The juvenile male is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.
Clifton Braithwaite is scheduled to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.