Firearm Recovered as a Result of Ongoing Investigation

As a result of an ongoing investigation, officers were told to be on the lookout for a specific car.

Around 11:22PM, officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit) were on patrol when they happened upon the car in front of 11 Olney Street.  There, officers approached the car which was parked on the wrong side of the street several feet from the curb. Officers approached the car and observed the car to be occupied by two people, a driver and someone in the front passenger seat. Officers asked the driver, who appeared to be nervous and breathing heavy, for a license and registration and whether or not he owned the car. The passenger in the car immediately responded to officers that he was the owner.

Officers spoke to the occupants of the car, primarily the passenger, who was sitting in a very unnatural position with his knees locked together, appearing to be very nervous by breathing heavy and avoiding eye contact. The passenger, during the stop continuously, attempted to deflect officers’ attention and told them he had to leave to pick up a friend.

Based on the behavior of the two occupants and previous information, officers asked the operator to step out of the car and while he was getting out of the car asked if he had any weapons in the car. The operator mumbled that he had nothing as he exited.  The passenger was then asked to exit the car and he refused officers’ commands. The passenger was ordered several times and he refused. Officers then attempted to reach in and assist the passenger to get out of the car at which point he threw a punch barely missing one of the officers. A violent struggle ensued during which the suspect passenger kicked several officers. After a lengthy struggle, the suspect was removed from the car and placed in handcuffs.

As soon as the suspect was removed from the car, officers observed a loaded handgun on the front passenger floor where the passenger suspect had been removed.  The passenger suspect was placed in handcuffs after he told officers that he did not possess a license to carry a firearm.  Once in handcuffs, the suspect stated, “I’m going away for a long time. I know I should’ve stayed in tonight.”  After being placed under arrest, officers found a bag containing numerous rounds of ammunition in the suspect’s pocket.

The suspect, Csean Skerritt, 22 of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Assault and Battery by Means of a dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot) and Resisting Arrest.