BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two suspects are facing charges after allegedly fleeing from police while illegally in possession of firearms and crashing in Brockton early Friday morning.
According to Massachusetts State Police, at around 2 a.m. Friday a Trooper located a Mercedes-Benz that had been sought by Boston Police in connection to a report of shots fired in Mattapan on January 2nd.
Three MSP patrols attempted to stop the vehicle on Route 24 South. The driver refused to stop and a pursuit was authorized, but it was quickly terminated when the vehicle sped down Exit 18 into Brockton.
Troopers saw the vehicle continue at a high rate of speed down Route 27. As the Mercedes-Benz approached the intersection of Route 27 and West Avenue, the driver lost control and crashed into a pole. MSP responded, and the suspected driver and passenger were taken into custody and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Two firearms were recovered in the vehicle; a loaded polymer 9mm handgun with no serial number, and a loaded Kahr Arms 9mm handgun. Police also recovered two Kahr magazines, one 33-round large capacity magazine; 48 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and a ballistic armor vest carrier.
Both suspected driver, 21-year-old Jhovanni Jackson of Bronx, N.Y., and the passenger, 22-year-old Aquan A. Hudson of Brockton, are being charged with illegal possession of firearms, carrying loaded firearms, possession of a large capacity feeding device, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Jackson is additionally being charged with multiple motor vehicle offenses, use of body armor in a felony, resisting arrest, and refusing to identify himself to police. Hudson was found to be the subject of two outstanding warrants and was additionally charged accordingly. Hudson has been booked at an MSP barracks and is expected to be arraigned later Friday in Brockton District Court. Jackson was still hospitalized by noon Friday.
Written by Brit Smith
(Photo: Massachusetts State Police)