In a story from the Boston, Massachusetts Police Department, at about 2:59 PM on Monday, March 14, 2022, John Pierre, age 25, of Lutts, TN, was placed in custody on numerous firearm-related charges in the area of 700 Atlantic Avenue in Boston.
Boston Police alleged that they saw Pierre walking toward the escalator at South Subway Station carrying a backpack so heavy he had to move it from hand to hand.
“As a result of the combined efforts of an investigation conducted by the ATF, Massachusetts State Police, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, officers were able to safely recover eleven handguns along with sixteen magazines and several boxes of ammunition that were in Pierre’s possession,” police said. “During the lengthy investigation, it was discovered that Pierre had purchased a quantity of firearms out of state and had traveled to the Boston area to illegally distribute them.”
Pierre was charged with 11 counts of possession of a firearm without a license, multiple counts of possession of ammunition and possession of both high-capacity and regular firearm magazines. He entered a plea of not guilty in the Boston Municipal Court on Thursday, March 17.
“This is an individual intent on selling firearms and adding to the unacceptable levels of guns on our streets,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden in a statement. “Gun traffickers should beware that their danger to public safety will be met head-on and they will be held accountable.”
Wayne County Sheriff Shane Fisher confirmed to The News that he was contacted by officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) last week inquiring if Wayne County law officers had any prior contact with Pierre. Sheriff Fisher confirmed that Pierre does have a residence in Lutts, but his officers have had no interaction, criminal or otherwise, with Pierre since he moved to Wayne County.