Boston police arrest suspect, seize firearm after shots fired in Roxbury

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department officers arrested a 21-year-old suspect and recovered a firearm early Thursday morning after responding to reports of gunshots in the Roxbury neighborhood.

At about 1:30 a.m., District B-2 (Roxbury) officers were dispatched following a 911 call reporting two gunshots heard from behind 58 Circuit St.

Upon arrival, police found a large group with multiple vehicles in the middle of the street across from 53 Regent St., where individuals were drinking alcohol and playing loud music.

As officers addressed several city ordinance violations, they noticed an individual, later identified as Takari Hokett of Roxbury, attempting to walk away while clutching the pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and turning his body away from the officers.

A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a firearm in Hokett’s sweatshirt pocket.

The seized weapon was a black Keltec P-40 handgun with six .40 caliber rounds in the magazine, but no round in the chamber, and an obliterated serial number.

Hokett was taken into custody without further incident.

B-2 detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation.

Hokett faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, public intoxication, and drinking in public.

He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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