Aguinaldo Gomes-Soaresrosa, 21, of Dorchester, faces a variety of charges following an incident early Monday in which he responded to a traffic stop by putting his car in reverse and hitting the gas - briefly dragging the police officer who tried to shut off his ignition.
Boston Police report officers had pulled Gomes-Soaresrosa over at Washington and Brimsley streets around 2 a.m. for an equipment violation, when he put his transmission in reverse:
One of the officers reached into the vehicle and attempted to gain control of the suspect as he began to accelerate. That officer was briefly dragged alongside of the vehicle until he was able to safely disengage and roll away, somehow avoiding injury.
Police say officers caught up with his car a little more than half a mile down Washington, at Park Street, and then followed footprints in the snow leading away from the newly crashed vehicle to arrest him a couple blocks away on West Tremlett Street, near Whitfield Street.
Officers later recovered a loaded .40 caliber Taurus PT 24/7 G2 handgun which had been discarded as the suspect fled.
Gomes-Soaresrosa was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device, operating after suspension and failure to stop for police.