Boston Police report arresting a man they say was sitting in a car behind Flames in Grove Hall with a gun in his waistband loaded with 21 bullets early this morning.
Police say officers on patrol spotted a car idling in the parking lot behind 469 Blue Hill Ave. shortly before 3 a.m. Police say that when one of the officers made eye contact with the guy in the car, "he stared directly at the officers, then slouched forward, down towards the floor of the vehicle."
The officers decided to have a chat with him, police say:
The officers approached Mr. Washington, and he provided the Sergeant with his driver’s license, as well as an expired rental agreement for the motor vehicle. While the officers and Sergeant were speaking with Mr. Washington, they noticed that he kept his arms pinned to his side throughout the entire conversation. The Sergeant then observed that Mr. Washington had a bulge in his pocket, at which time he asked Mr. Washington multiple times to exit the vehicle, to which he refused.
A pat frisk of Mr. Washington revealed a firearm in his waistband. The Sergeant was able to gain control of Mr. Washington’s hands while an officer safely removed the firearm from Mr. Washington’s waistband. The firearm, a Sig Sauer P226 9mm, was loaded with 20 rounds in the magazine and 1 round in the chamber.
Travis Washington, 19, of Dorchester, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm, police say.