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West Roxbury Man Sentenced to State Prison for 2013 Gun Conviction

The local man pleaded guilty to the crime this week, the DA's office said.

Credit: Patch file photo.
Credit: Patch file photo.

A West Roxbury man was sentenced to state prison this week on charges of a gun conviction from 2013, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said in a press release

Alexander Harris, 31, of West Roxbury, pleaded guilty on Monday to indictments charging him with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and being a Level 1 armed career criminal due to prior convictions for drug distribution and firearm possession. He was sentenced to three years in state prison, followed by three years of probation, the DA's office said.

The incident occurred on May 28, 2013, when Boston police reportedly received complaints about individuals operating dirt bikes recklessly in the area of Ridgewood Street in Dorchester. Officers on patrol found a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle take a right off Draper Street onto Ridgewood Street. There, they observed a group of men clustered around the ATV and two dirt bikes. 

The ATV and one of the dirt bikes reportedly fled the scene, and Harris, the alleged operator of the second dirt bike, couldn't get his engine to start, and, after a brief foot chase, was detained by police on Longfellow Street, according to the DA's office.

After retracing Harris's path, police found two white socks and a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson Special, loaded with five rounds of ammunition, according to the DA's office. 

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