Teen Arrested With Loaded Gun At Dorchester Playground

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police arrested a 14-year-old boy who was found in possession of a loaded firearm at a playground in Dorchester.

According to BPD, officers received a call about a teen with a gun at Roberts Playground on Dunbar Avenue at around 8 p.m. Saturday. Responding officers were given a description of the suspect, who had also allegedly threatened to shoot the caller.

Police continued to monitor the teen, who was standing in a small group with four other males. Upon seeing the officer stop his vehicle, BPD said the suspect "became visibly startled and began walking away from the group."

When an officer exited his cruiser and approached the group, the suspect grabbed an item inside of his sweatshirt pocket, which officers determined was a silver firearm. When police ordered him to show his hands, the suspect complied and he was taken in to custody.

BPD sad the firearm was determined to be a Taurus .38 caliber firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition. The other four males were identified and released from the scene.

The 14-year-old male, of Dorchester, is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Delinquent to wit: Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

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