At about 8:22 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2023, officers assigned to C-6 (South Boston) made an onsite arrest and recovered a loaded firearm in the area of Flaherty Way, South Boston. While on patrol, officers observed a group of juveniles in a hallway and heard a female voice yelling that she was going to call the cops. Officers entered the hallway and observed an elderly woman utilizing a walker at the end of the hallway. At that time, a 17-year-old juvenile male pushed past the elderly woman and ran out the door grabbing his waste area. The juvenile was eventually stopped by officers and a firearm fell to the ground; officers recovered a .380 Semi-Automatic Bernardelli Gardone firearm. The firearm was loaded with 6 rounds in the magazine and 1 round in the chamber.
Officers arrested a 16-year-old male who will be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of Delinquency to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.