At about 7:08 PM, on Monday, July 24, 2023, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit of District B-2 (Roxbury) located a stolen motor vehicle and arrested Junior Joseph, 34, of Boston on firearm charges.
Officers were on patrol in the area of Horadan Way and Cornelia Court searching for a stolen motor vehicle. Officers were advised by Stoughton Police that an armed carjacking occurred in their town, and the vehicle was pinging in Boston.
Officers located the stolen motor vehicle, and attempted to stop the motor vehicle. The suspect observed officers in front of him, and he immediately accelerated in reverse striking an officer’s marked cruiser. Officers demanded the suspect to show his hands which he continued to disregard, and attempted to flee from officers. Officers were able to place the suspect into handcuffs without further incident.
Officers immediately observed a firearm from inside the vehicle. The firearm was later determined to be a Ruger .380 with one round in the chamber and four rounds in the magazine.
A second person was inside the vehicle and was later determined to not be involved in any of the incidences. The individual was released forthwith from the scene.
Joseph was placed under arrest and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operating a Motor Vehicle with Cancelled Registration, Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit Motor Vehicle, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Resisting Arrest. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.
Additional charges will be sought by the Stoughton Police Department.