DORCHESTER – In the early hours of Saturday, October 7, 2023, officers assigned to the District B-3 (Mattapan) Anti-Crime Unit made a significant arrest, apprehending 25-year-old Drequan Heywood of South Boston on multiple firearm-related charges.
The incident started at approximately 3:30 am when officers from the Anti-Crime Unit were patrolling the area of 1102 Blue Hill Avenue. During their patrol, they observed a vehicle with excessively tinted windows. Upon initiating a traffic stop and making contact with the vehicle’s occupants, officers noted that the three individuals inside the car began to exhibit evasive behaviors. Drawing upon recent information received from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and the occupants’ unusual behavior, the officers ordered the individuals to exit the vehicle.
Officers successfully removed the first two occupants from the vehicle without incident. However, the situation took a turn when the rear-seat passenger, later identified as Drequan Heywood, refused to exit the vehicle. Despite officers’ attempts to persuade Heywood to exit peacefully, they observed him reaching for his rear pocket, which immediately raised concerns.
A violent struggle then ensued between the suspect and the officers. During this struggle, officers spotted a firearm protruding from Heywood’s rear pocket, confirming their suspicions. Officers managed to disarm Heywood and place him under arrest after a brief but intense altercation.
Heywood now faces a series of serious charges related to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, including unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm by a career criminal.
He is expected to appear before the Dorchester District Court in the coming days to answer to these charges. The arrest underscores the dedication of the District B-3 Anti-Crime Unit in removing illegal firearms from the streets of Boston, making the community safer for its residents.