Boston police arrest man with loaded firearm after shot spotter alert

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department arrested a suspect early Sunday morning in Dorchester following a shot spotter activation that led to the recovery of a loaded firearm with an obliterated serial number.

At about 12:34 a.m., on May 5, police assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a shot spotter alert indicating two rounds fired near 981 Morton Street.

A search of the area led to the discovery of one spent shell casing at 29 Woodbole Avenue.

Despite an extensive search, officers initially found no further evidence, victims, or suspects.

The investigation continued as officers noticed a vehicle idling on Standard Street.

Angelo DeJesus, 35, of Dorchester, was observed walking toward Woodbole Avenue and was later seen knocking on the door at 29 Woodbole Avenue before heading to the rear of the property.

Upon approaching the rear of the address, officers encountered an individual who appeared intoxicated.

Further investigation of the suspect’s vehicle revealed a spent shell casing and multiple small alcohol bottles.

Boston Police K9 units joined the search and K9 Logan signaled an alert in the backyard of 140 Standard Street, where officers located a Polymer 80 firearm with an empty magazine hidden inside a grill.

The firearm’s serial number had been defaced.

DeJesus was arrested and is facing charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, defacement of a firearm serial number, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and disturbing the peace.

He is set to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

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