Boston Police report arresting a Weymouth man on Homestead Street early this morning on charges he was part of a loud argument while packing a loaded gun.
Police say officers who responded to a call about a fight at 60 Homestead St. found several men and women outside, yelling at each other.
Upon seeing the officers approaching, the suspect began to walk away from the group and then took off running in a full sprint. The officers pursued the suspect on foot and placed him in custody at which time they recovered a 9mm handgun which the suspect had discarded as he fled.
Lesedi Melato, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded firearm, police say.