Four arrested, firearms and drugs seized in Brighton, Dorchester incidents

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BOSTON — In a pair of related incidents, four individuals were arrested on Tuesday morning with two firearms and suspected drugs recovered by police in Brighton and Dorchester.

At about 10:19 a.m., Brighton officers assigned to District D-14 responded to a report of shots fired at 64 Brooks Street.

Upon arrival, they found ballistic damage within the property but no injuries.

Three individuals seen fleeing were identified by officers, who then alerted both the district and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC).

During their investigation, detectives were informed that three suspects had been apprehended in Dorchester, where two firearms were seized.

Nineteen plastic bags containing what is believed to be Crack Cocaine were also found at the Brighton crime scene.

Jan Luis Santiago-Morales, 18, of Brighton was arrested and is facing multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance.

He is expected to be arraigned at Brighton District Court.

Later at 11:30 a.m., Anti-Crime Unit officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) and District B-3 (Mattapan), along with Department of Youth Services officers, arrested Javeon Phillips, 20, of Boston; Geremia Knights, 23, of Taunton; and a 17-year-old male on firearm-related charges after a shooting incident reported earlier that morning in Brighton.

The suspects were spotted entering a vehicle at 34 Elder Street, Dorchester.

Police stopped the vehicle, and during the encounter, Knights attempted to flee but was apprehended with a firearm in his possession.

A second firearm was found in the vehicle.

Both weapons were identified as Smith and Wesson handguns, one with a large capacity magazine.

Knights faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and a large capacity feeding device.

He will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Phillips, apprehended on similar firearm charges and for a parole violation, will also face a judge in Roxbury District Court.

The juvenile male was arrested for a parole violation warrant and is expected to be arraigned in the same court.

Two other passengers in the vehicle were questioned and released.

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