Boston Police Arrest Man With Loaded Firearm In Jamaica Plain

By Tiffany Williams –

Early Sunday morning around 1:05 a.m., officers with the Boston Police Department assigned to, District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Bromley Heath Housing when they observed a large group in the area of 954 Parker Street.

Officers pulled up to the group in an unmarked unit to engage the group and a marked patrol unit also pulled up. As they pulled up officers in the marked unit observed a male stand up and begin to walk away from the group.

As the male walked away from the officers he looked back at the officers and clutched the front of his waistband, and then he began to run away from the officers towards Bickford Street.

Both officers in the marked unit exited the unit and began to follow the male. The officers identified themselves as a police offocers and gave the male verbal ccommans to stop however the male refused to stop and as he approached the area of 1 Horan Way, he began to change directions, running in-between two motor vehicles, causing the officers to briefly lose sight of him.

At this time, one of the officers heard a loud “cling” sound, consistent with a metallic object striking a hard surface. The second officer also heard the “cling” followed by a sliding sound.

As the male reached the sidewalk of 1 Horan Way officers observed that he was no longer holding anything in his hand. Officers were able to catch up with the male at 9 Horan Way, where he was placed into handcuffs.

An assisting officer located a firearm between a motor vehicle and the sidewalk at 1 Horan Way and it was loaded with one TCP .380 round in the chamber and five rounds in magazine.

The male has been identified as Donovan Scarlett, 22, of Boston, he was placed under arrest and has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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