Boston Police report arresting a Brockon man on gun charges following his arrest in the Florence Apartments parking lot at the end of Bradeen Street in Roslindale Wednesday evening.
Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office say gang-unit officers and state troopers, on the lookout for several man whom they'd been told were packing weapons, found the men in the parking lot shortly before 7 p.m. Among them: Vanell Dominique, 20, a former resident of Olney Street in Dorchester now living in Brockton, who police say had "a semiautomatic Polymer-80 loaded with ten rounds of ammunition in the magazine." The DA's office called it an untraceable "ghost" gun.
According to the DA's office, gang-unit officers were already patrolling the area round a memorial in the Bradeen Street parking lot for Dreshaun Johnson, who was shot to death at the nearby Alfa gas station on April 8. The DA's office reports that three days after Johnson's murder, somebody fired at least 20 rounds in the area of his Bradeen Street memorial.
Dominique, who was arrested on gun charges in Dorchester two years ago, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm. He was also charged as an armed career criminal, which could mean a longer sentence if he's convicted on the other charges.
At his arraignment in West Roxbury Municipal Court, a judge ordered Dominique held without bail until at least a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday.