Boston police arrest man, seize loaded firearm after 911 call

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BOSTON — Boston Police Officers and Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force arrested a man and recovered a loaded firearm after responding to a 911 report of an armed person involved in a fight late Wednesday night.

At about 9:54 p.m., on June 5, officers and troopers were patrolling the area of Harrison Ave. and Massachusetts Ave. when they received a call about a suspicious individual with a firearm seen fleeing a six-person altercation at 16 Hammond St.

Authorities broadcasted a description of the suspect, prompting officers to begin canvassing the nearby vicinity.

They soon spotted an individual who matched the description, identified as Juarez Sanders Jr., 23, of Boston, walking along Massachusetts Ave. with a fanny pack slung across his body.

As officers approached Sanders, he removed the fanny pack and began walking backward.

When the officers exited their vehicles to engage him, Sanders threw the fanny pack at their feet.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered a silver Derringer with a pearl handle, loaded with one round of .22 cal. ammunition inside the fanny pack.

Sanders was taken into custody without further incident.

He is expected to face charges including Carrying a Loaded Firearm While Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol, Carrying a Firearm Without a License, and Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card at his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court.

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