Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old they say tried and failed to ditch a loaded gun after he noticed gang-unit officers giving him the once over outside 150 Washington St. in Dorchester Monday night.
Police say the officers noticed a group outside that address around 8:40 p.m.
Upon seeing the officers, a male immediately entered a nearby business. As officers repositioned their cruiser to make continued observations, they observed the same male exit the store wearing a gray sweatshirt and black t-shirt and enter a nearby residential address.
Officers then observed the male exit the residential building and noted the male was no longer wearing a black t-shirt. Officers stopped the juvenile male and asked if he lived at the residential address, to which he stated “no.” Officers then entered 150 Washington Street to conduct a protective sweep of the common areas and, on the third floor, recovered a loaded firearm wrapped in a black t-shirt. Officers were able to take the juvenile into custody without incident.
The teen now faces charges of being delinquent for carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and trespassing, police say.