Boston Police report officers arrested a 12-year-old boy who ran from a stolen car on Stratton Street while clutching a loaded handgun Monday afternoon.
Police say officers responded to Stratton Street in Franklin Field on a report of a stolen vehicle around 1:50 p.m.
Upon officers’ arrival, the passenger exited the stolen motor vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect could be seen clutching his waist area and discarding a firearm. Officers apprehended the 12-year-old suspect and recovered the firearm, which was determined to be a 9mm, loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine.
The driver of the car, 16, was also arrested, police say.
Police say the pre-teen was charged as delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm. The teen was charged with being delinquent for receiving a stolen motor vehicle and driving without a license, police say.