Boston Police report a man ordered out of a car during a traffic stop at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue Friday afternoon had an unloaded gun in his pants.
Michael Van-Rader's arrest came less than 24 hours after two men were shot, one of them fatally, just over the Southwest Corridor, at Centre and Lamartine streets.
Police say Van-Rader, 20, of Roxbury, was a passenger in a car whose driver had a suspended license, which officers on patrol in the area learned when querying her license plate around 4:25 p.m. They ordered her out of the car and arrested her for driving with a suspended license then after Van-Rader told officers he did not have a license, they ordered him out as well:
While the male passenger was exiting the vehicle, officers observed an object forming the outline of a firearm inside of the male’s front right pants pocket. Officers recovered a Sauer & Sohn .32ACP firearm with no ammunition.
He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, police say.