Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on a variety of gun and drug charges on Friday for incidents in Mattapan and downtown.
Police charge that Jerry Coutain, 31, failed in an attempt to shoot somebody at Morton and Corbet streets around 12:35 p.m. Around 6:35 p.m., police say, bicycle officers on patrol in Downtown Crossing spotted him at the corner of Washington and Bromfield streets wheeled over to have a chat:
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect quickly reversed direction and entered a nearby store. The officers then entered the store and immediately attempted to place Coutain in custody, leading to a violent struggle. The officers requested additional units who quickly arrived on scene and were able to assist in placing the suspect in custody without further incident. Officers then conducted a search of the suspect leading to the recovery of a loaded firearm and drugs.
One officer sustained injuries during the arrest, police say, adding Coutain twice tried to grab an officer's gun.
Coutain was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, two counts of assault and battery of a police officer, two counts of disarming a police officer, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and possession with intent to distribute of Class B and Class E substances, police say.
The gun, loaded with eight rounds, had been stolen in Lynn, police say, adding the drugs found were ecstasy and acetaminophen and codeine.