At about 9:23 PM on Monday, April 19th, 2021, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) made an on-site firearm arrest of Jesse Okiria, 21, of Shrewsbury, MA in the area of Millet Street and Athelwold Street in Dorchester.
Officers responded to the area for a call for shots fired and observed a large group of 20-30 young adults on Athelwold Street between Millet Street and Norwell Street. Officers observed three males quickly walk away with one of the males grabbing his waist area while fleeing on foot.
The male fled over a fence at the corner of Harvard Street and Standish Street before being apprehended. While canvassing the flight path, officers located a loaded Polymer 80 9mm Semi-Automatic firearm with seventeen rounds in the magazine.
Jesse Okiria was arrested and charged with; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Dangerous Weapons Unlawfully Carried, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Trespassing. Okiria is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.