Boston police arrest man with large capacity firearm in Roxbury

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BOSTON — Boston Police Department officers arrested a 19-year-old man on firearm charges late Friday night after responding to a request for emergency services and police presence in Roxbury.

At about 10:40 p.m., officers from District B-2 were dispatched to 26 Crispus Attucks Place following a radio call for EMS and Boston Police Department (BPD) response.

The call was prompted by reports of a male individual acting erratically and breaking a door.

Prior to the call, officers had been alerted to a ShotSpotter activation indicating ten rounds fired near 61 Alpine Street.

Officers found ten shell casings at Fenwick Place, located behind the address on Crispus Attucks Place.

A description of a potential shooter from the shots fired incident had been relayed to the officers.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a male matching the shooter’s description.

The individual, later identified as Christopher Maurilus of Roxbury, was unresponsive to questioning and continued to vandalize property.

After handcuffing Maurilus, officers confirmed he had active warrants for unlicensed vehicle operation and fraudulent check use.

During an attempted search, Maurilus fell and began kicking at the officers, hindering their efforts.

Additional officers arrived to assist, ultimately allowing them to retrieve a Glock 22 handgun with an empty 22-round extended magazine from Maurilus’s shorts.

Despite the suspect’s refusal of medical treatment, Boston EMS was summoned to evaluate him at the scene.

Maurilus now faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a large capacity feeding device.

His arraignment is set to take place in Roxbury District Court.

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