Man arrested on firearm and drug charges after fleeing traffic stop in Boston

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BOSTON — Officers assigned to District B-2 apprehended Nathaniel Wallace-Gomes, 24, of Somerville, on firearm and drug-related charges following a traffic stop evasion.

Patrolling near Columbia Road and Quincy Street, officers spotted a vehicle speeding and attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Bird Street and Virginia Street.

Upon request for his license and registration, Wallace-Gomes fled the scene in his vehicle.

The car was later found abandoned and running at 16 Baker Avenue.

After broadcasting a suspect description, Youth Violence Strike Force members located Wallace-Gomes near Cedar Place.

A subsequent search of the area where Wallace-Gomes fled yielded a Diamondback firearm with six rounds in the magazine and a plastic bag containing 11 grams of Fentanyl, cocaine, and crack cocaine.

Officers also confiscated $1,259 in cash.

Wallace-Gomes faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, trafficking in class A substances, four counts of possession with intent to distribute class B substances, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and refusal to submit to a police officer.

He is set to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

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