Teenager Arrested on Gun, Intent to Murder Charges

A 19-year old male from the West Broadway public housing family development was arrested January 19, following a police raid.

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According to local police, district C6:

At about 9:05 PM on Wednesday January 9, 2019, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester), with assistance from officers assigned to District C-6 (South Boston), Boston Housing Police and the BPD K-9 Unit, arrested (name withheld here*) 19, of South Boston, on firearm related charges in the area of 4 Orton Marotta Way in South Boston.

The arrest comes as a result of an investigation into a non-fatal shooting of an adult male victim that occurred at about 2:15 PM on Monday December 31, 2018, in the area of 1439 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. Officers executed a search warrant which led to the recovery of a 5.7 caliber FN Herstal handgun as well as a loaded .380 caliber Ruger LCP handgun with a laser sight.

The suspect was placed in custody on scene without incident and will appear in Dorchester District Court on numerous charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 Counts) and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.


Name withheld because Phya thinks too many of our teens, especially young males, end up in jails/prisons. We would much rather see these teens/young adults engaged in productive activities that lead to economic empowerment…we think it is NOT too late for those caught in that poverty to prison pipeline to become productive members of society instead of  prison statistics.

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