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Police say man with unloaded gun arrested a block from and less than a day after fatal double shooting in Jackson Square

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.

Innocent, etc.



.... had an unloaded gun in his pants.

I hate when that happens.

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If the drug peddling stopped in that area then it would cut down on the shootings. The dealers are so obvious and the addicts getting off the train at Jackson and heading into the projects to score stick out like sore thumbs. Same old activity over and over again for years and years. I'm a regular customer of the corner store, the salon, and Camillo's. We are a tight community. Bromley's hasn't improved, no matter how much Boston Housing wants to say it has.

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As per usual... not his first rodeo https://bpdnews.com/news/2018/4/24/one-less-gun

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The Sauer & Sohn .32ACP firearm was produced from 1938 to 1945 for use by Nazi Germany. That particular pistol could be 72 years old. Probably quite a feat to find the magazine it needs.

That being said you should never carry a gun without a license, unloaded or not. I wonder whose collection it was stolen from or was it passed down through the generations?

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