Officers Recover a Loaded Firearm During an Altercation Outside of the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science

At about 1:52 PM, on Friday, June 16, 2023, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), responded to a call for a fight outside of the John D. O’ Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, 55 Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury.

Upon arrival, officers observed a large crowd of students running toward the back of the school, where the employee parking lot was located.

Officers made their way to the parking lot and observed two adult males in a fighting stance involved in a verbal altercation.

As officers exited their cruiser and approached the two males, one of them, later identified as Jose Cepeda-Irizarry, 39, of Dorchester, fled the scene on foot while clutching a fanny pack around his waist. Officers quickly apprehended Cepeda-Irizarry and recovered a loaded firearm from the fanny pack. The firearm was determined to be a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber loaded with fourteen rounds of ammunition in the magazine.

Jose Cepeda-Irazarry was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm on School Property, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Resisting Arrest. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.