Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park 14-year-old on gun charges around 12:35 this morning behind 144 Ruthven St.
Police say officers patrolling the area due to recent gun violence thought it more than a bit odd when they saw two guys walking down the street wearing hoodies with the hoods drawn around their faces, given that the temperature was still around 80 and that it was very humid out.
Drawing on their experience that such people dress that way mainly to conceal weapons - and that one of them was clutching at his waist - the officers went over to have a chat:
Immediately the male who appeared to be holding his waistband fled the officers on foot. One officer followed him and, after pursuing him through several yards, caught up with him as he fell to the ground in the rear of 144 Ruthven Street. As the male fell, the officer observed a thud sound and saw the leaves and grass move about 5 feet from the male. The officer apprehended the male, and further inspection of the area revealed a black loaded semi-automatic Star Firestar .45 caliber firearm that the suspect had discarded.
The teen, too young to have his name reported, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police say.