Boston teen arrested with firearm at park event

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BOSTON — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Saturday evening in Dorchester for possession of a loaded firearm with a defaced serial number, Boston Police Department officials reported.

At about 6:55 p.m., on June 1, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) were on duty at Harambee Park, monitoring an event near New England Avenue and Blue Hill Avenue when they spotted a male juvenile tightly clutching a fanny pack under his arm.

Attempting to evade the police, the suspect walked into a crowd, momentarily disappearing from the officers’ view.

He was later seen sitting on a ledge among a group of people.

Upon a second approach, officers noted the suspect still holding the fanny pack close to his body.

After requesting the juvenile to stand for a pat frisk, a subsequent search led to the recovery of a Smith and Wesson firearm from the bag.

The weapon had one round in the chamber and twelve in the magazine, with its serial number removed.

The young male, whose identity has not been disclosed due to his age, was arrested and faces multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a large capacity feeding device, as well as defacement of a firearm serial number.

He is expected to face these charges at his arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court.

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