Roxbury officers arrest man, recover firearm after traffic stop

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ROXBURY — Officers from the Anti-Crime Unit of District B-2 arrested a Boston man on firearm-related charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

At about 2:30 a.m., on Nov. 28, officers patrolling Washington Street spotted a vehicle speeding and making an abrupt turn onto Dale Street.

The vehicle accelerated away as officers pursued with lights and sirens activated, but it eventually halted near Rockland Street and Wakullah Street.

The driver, identified as 41-year-old Jamell Spurill, provided his license but refused to present the vehicle’s registration.

After multiple requests for the information, Spurill attempted to flee the scene by putting the vehicle in drive.

Boston Police Operations were alerted as the vehicle escaped, but officers managed to locate it again on Blue Hill Avenue and Clifford Street.

The three occupants were ordered out of the car and handcuffed.

During a search of the area where the vehicle initially fled, officers discovered a Ruger P9S firearm with seven rounds in the magazine under a vehicle.

Spurill now faces multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, reckless operation, and leaving the scene of property damage.

He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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