Boston police arrest three, seize firearms after Shot Spotter alert in Roxbury

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department officers arrested three men and recovered two firearms after a Shot Spotter activation in Roxbury led them to the suspects.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Marcella Street and Centre Street, where officers were directed following the detection of ten gunshots by the Shot Spotter system.

Ballistic evidence was found at 51 Marcella St.

After receiving descriptions of three suspects and their vehicle from 911 calls and Radio Operations, officers on patrol spotted individuals and a vehicle matching the descriptions at a parking lot at Columbus Ave. and New Heath St. As the officers approached on foot, the suspects began to walk away from their vehicle, which one had just locked.

Officers stopped Romel Sandy, 32, Michael Wornum, 30, and Derrick Brown, 34, all from Boston’s South End and Dorchester neighborhoods, respectively.

A subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a firearm in a backpack carried by Wornum and another in Sandy’s backpack.

Additionally, ballistic evidence was found in a vehicle registered to Brown.

Detectives identified the first recovered firearm as a Jiminez Arms Model JA Nine 9mm with nine rounds in the magazine, and the second as a Smith & Wesson M&P Body Guard .380 with an empty chamber and magazine.

Sandy is facing charges of Carrying a Firearm Without a License and Firearm Violation with Two Prior Violent and/or Drug Crimes.

Wornum has been charged with Carrying a Firearm Without a License, Firearm Violation with Two Prior Violent and/or Drug Crimes, Carrying a Loaded Firearm Without a License, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Resisting Arrest.

Brown is charged with Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

All three suspects are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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