Boston Police report that officers patrolling the area where two teens were shot stopped a car that had been reported stolen, arrested the driver for the loaded gun they say was on the front seat, then arrested two more people they say tried to keep them from arresting the guy.
Police report the officers stopped the car around 5:40 p.m. outside 27 Ellington St. around 5:40 p.m. on Thursday.
As the officers approached to speak with the operator, later identified as Malik Knight, 21, of Dorchester, he attempted to exit the vehicle at which time, the officers immediately observed a firearm in plain view on the driver’s seat. The weapon was later determined to be a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson M&P handgun. At this time, a violent struggle ensued as the officers attempted to gain control of the suspect.
Police say they later recovered a second gun, a loaded Springfield XD handgun, from a backpack Knight was wearing at the time.
Police add that a gun-sniffing dog found a third loaded gun, a loaded .25 caliber Lorcin handgun, near where a group of people had been standing as the traffic stop began.
Police say that as officers struggled with Knight, "several individuals who had been standing nearby came towards the officers in an attempt to interfere with their arrest. "
Officers arrested two of them, Emoni Eason-Robinson, 21, of Dorchester and a Dorchester teen, at 17 too young to be identified, police say.
Malik was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm - 2nd and subsequent - unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, police say.
Eason-Robinson was charged with assaulting a police officer and interfering with a police officer. The teen was charged with the juvenile equivalents of those crimes, police say.