On August 22, 2011, at approximately 6:00pm, members of the New Bedford Police Department Gang Unit were checking the area of Brickenwood Housing for a large group of gang members. They observed the group congregating in the area of Walker St. As they approached, the group began to run. Two males were observed grasping at their waist, while running. Detectives believed that these males were armed and recognized them from prior dealings. They observed one male place a handgun on the ground, caught him after a brief foot chase, and placed him under arrest. A Taurus .40 cal handgun was seized.
They were able to locate the second male hiding in a basement a short distance away and took him into custody for breaking into that building.