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Man tried pulling a loaded gun on officers in Dorchester, but they managed to grab it away, police say

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man - who was wearing an ankle bracelet - after a report of gunfire in the area of Evans Street and Capen Street in Dorchester around 11 p.m. on Monday.

As officers arrived on scene, they observed a male grab his waistband and run up Fuller Street. The male continued fleeing through backyards and eventually ended up jumping over a fence onto Fairmount Street where officers were able to catch up to him. The male attempted to climb another fence back onto Fuller Street, but lost his footing, causing him to fall. Officers approached the male, who was trying to reach for a firearm in his waistband, but was unsuccessful due to his belt buckle breaking on the fence. A violent struggle ensued between responding officers and the suspect who was reaching for his firearm. Eventually, officers were able to place the suspect under arrest and further secure the firearm which was determined to be a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber with an obliterated serial number loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition.

Darron Coplin, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of a large-capacity firearm, resisting arrest and trespassing, police say.

Police did not say why he was wearing a court-ordered GPS device.

Innocent, etc.



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Adam - I urge you to stop printing police reports verbatim on this site. It's not journalism, and as I'm sure you're aware, especially given what's gone on the past few weeks, that their version of events should not be taken at face value. Not only that, but the accused person in this story has not yet been convicted of the crime in question. You don't have to put their name on this site and harm their reputation. "Innocent, etc." is just a cop out (pun intended).

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