Loaded Firearm Recovered After a Motor Vehicle Accident in Roxbury

At about 2:53 AM, on October 27, 2023, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) arrested Daquan Sparks, 30, of South Boston, on firearm related charges.

Officers responded to the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Woodbine Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Officers observed a motor vehicle in the middle of the intersection with severe damage making the vehicle inoperable. Officers saw an individual searching through the vehicle, and observed him walk from the scene and throw an unknown item before walking back.

The officers immediately observed that the object thrown was a firearm and placed the suspect into handcuffs. The firearm was later determined to be a loaded Glock 36 with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine. Officers did not observe any other individuals involved in the accident and that the suspect struck a legally parked car.

Sparks was placed under arrest and charged with: Unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.