Boston police arrest man with loaded firearm in Roxbury

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department’s Youth Violence Strike Force arrested 21-year-old Everett resident Giovanni Aleo on firearm charges late Friday night after responding to reports of gunshots in Roxbury.

At about 10:04 p.m., on May 10, police were patrolling the area around 2721 Washington Street following a shot spotter activation and a 911 call reporting gunfire.

While searching for potential victims, suspects, and witnesses, officers spotted a male walking away from the direction of the reported shots.

Upon approaching the individual to inquire about the incident, the man, later identified as Aleo, turned and fled.

During the ensuing foot chase, officers observed Aleo holding a firearm.

Despite multiple commands to drop the weapon, Aleo discarded it onto Washington Street before being apprehended at the intersection with Dale Street.

The retrieved firearm was a Smith and Wesson MP with a round in the chamber, seventeen rounds in the magazine, and an obliterated serial number.

Aleo faces charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, a large capacity feeding device, and defacement of a firearm serial number.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury District Court.

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