At about 10:20 PM, on Monday, August 7, 2023, officers assigned to Drug Control Unit and Anti-Crime Unit of District D-4 (South End) arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male and Bryce Goffigan, 37, of Roxbury on firearm related charges.
Officers were aware that Goffigan had multiple warrants for his arrest. Officers observed him enter the passenger side of motor vehicle, and then began traveling towards Washington Street. Officers immediately activated their emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop.
As officers made contact with the occupants, they requested the suspect to exit the motor vehicle. The suspect refused officers orders, and would not exit the vehicle. After multiple attempts, the suspect exited the vehicle and was placed into handcuffs.
Officers advised the other occupants to not move, but one of the passengers refused. Officers observed the passenger attempted to push a bag underneath the driver’s seat. At this time, officers removed a second suspect from the vehicle. Officers conducted a pat frisk of the bag, and immediately recognized the presence of a firearm. The firearm was later determined to be a Glock 29, and eleven loose rounds of ammunition.
The other two occupants of the motor vehicle were promptly released from the scene.
Officers returned to the area where the suspect was picked up by the motor vehicle. Officers canvassed the area, and immediately observed a t-shirt folded on the ground near the gate that the suspect exited from. Officers recovered a firearm from inside the shirt and it was later determined to be a Raven P-25 with 5 rounds in the magazine.
The 17-year-old juvenile was placed under arrest and charged with; Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Delinquent to wit; Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.
Goffigan was placed under arrest for warrants to include; Assault and Battery on a Pregnant Victim, Assault and Battery, Possession of Class B, Attempt to Escape from a Penal Institution, Larceny from a Building, Larceny from a Person, Breaking and Entering, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Property Damage.
He is additionally charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.