Cambridge Police report arresting an East Boston man already listed as an armed career criminal after a fight outside a shelter on Green Street in Central Square.
John Morgan, 26, was arrested on Massachusetts Avenue around 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, not far from the shelter, police say:
Morgan was involved in an altercation outside of a facility on Green Street where he punched and pulled a gun on an individual. Morgan was stopped a short distance away. After an investigation, it was determined that Morgan removed a loaded 9MM firearm and discarded it in a trash barrel in front of a restaurant. The firearm was recovered after a brief search.
Morgan was charged with assault and battery, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and assault by means of a dangerous weapon, police say, adding he was also charged as an armed career criminal - which could mean a longer sentence if he's convicted on the other charges.