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At about 12:15 PM on Friday September 10, 2021, officers assigned to the District C-6 (South Boston) Drug Control Unit arrested Shawn Funches, 20, of Jamaica Plain following a traffic stop in the area of 22 Buttonwood Street in Dorchester. The officers had stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction as it was being operated by the suspect when they determined that he did not possess a valid driver’s license. Upon removing the suspect, the officers safely recovered a loaded .357 caliber handgun from inside the vehicle.

The suspect was placed in custody without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License.