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Domestic Dispute Results in 4 Illegal Firearms Recovered

new-bedford-police-badgeThis account is from the New Bedford Police Department. This morning at approximately 8:40am a female went to her boyfriend’s house to retrieve some clothing. He verbally threatened and shoved her. She then called police for assistance. Upon arrival at address on Austin Ct., officers learned that the male half of the domestic dispute had a shotgun in the apartment.

He refused to come out and speak with police. A crisis negotiator was called to the scene and began a dialogue with the suspect. After a short time, the suspect came out and turned himself in to police without further incident. Inside the apartment officers found the following loaded firearms;

Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
Luger 9MM handgun
Glock 9MM handgun
Smith and Wesson 9MM handgun (serial numbers obliterated)

The suspect does not possess a license to carry firearms and he will be arraigned later today in New Bedford District Ct. Detectives are in the process of determining the origin of the firearms.

Suspect faces the following charges:

Assault and Battery on a household member
Improper storage of a firearm
3 counts of unlawful possession of a firearm
1 count of unlawful possession of a shotgun
Unlawful possession of ammunition
Possession of a firearm with obliterated serial numbers

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