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.