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Boston police arrest two, recover two loaded guns in Dorchester

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The 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun recovered by police in Dorchester Tuesday.

Two loaded handguns were recovered and two men were arrested in separate incidents in Dorchester Tuesday, Boston police said.

The first man, Shalik Jordan, 26, of Dorchester, was arrested around 2:55 p.m. Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation, police said.

Officers executed a search warrant in Dorchester at a Wheatland Avenue address and recovered a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, which was later found to have been reported stolen in Waltham.

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Jordan was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, and will appear in Dorchester District Court Wednesday.

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As part of a separate investigation, Joseph Nieves, 22, of Dorchester was arrested around 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the Savin Hill Red Line station, police said.

Officers had been made aware that Nieves might have been carrying a firearm and approached him in the station to speak with him. Officers then pat frisked Nieves and recovered a loaded .22-caliber Ruger handgun from his backpack.

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The .22-caliber Ruger handgun recovered by police in Dorchester Tuesday.

Nieves was arrested without incident and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm. He will appear in Dorchester District Court Wednesday.

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.