Boston Police report officers chased a gun-packing man through the streets of Downtown Crossing Monday morning before nabbing him in the men's room at the Corner Mall.
Police say officers responded to Tremont Street and Temple Place around 10:40 a.m. on a report of a man threatening somebody with a gun.
On arrival, officers observed an individual fitting the description of the suspect. Upon seeing the approaching officers, the suspect took off running.
Police say the guy was running in the way somebody with a gun but no holster would run: "With his left arm pinned to the front of his body."
The man ran down Winter Street and into the alley that leads into the Corner Mall, where the officers spotted him tossing something over a fence, a something that turned out to be a Ruger 22SR handgun. He then ran into the mall:
Officers chased the suspect into the Corner Mall Food Court where he was later apprehended while hiding in a bathroom stall on the 1st floor of the mall.
Police say Junior Louis, 20, had on him 20 small plastic bags filled with marijuana.
Louis was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute.