Boston police recover firearm after chase ends in crash

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BOSTON — Officers from the Boston Police Department’s District B-3 recovered a firearm early Sunday morning after a vehicle fled a traffic stop and crashed in Mattapan.

At about 2:29 a.m. on June 9, officers patrolling on Talbot Ave noticed an Infiniti sedan pull over abruptly into a no parking zone without using turn signals.

After initiating a traffic stop with emergency lights and sirens, officers approached the car and identified three men inside.

As the officers attempted to address the traffic violations, the driver, later identified as Demetrius Steed, 30, of Dorchester, became confrontational and attempted to flee while an officer was partly inside the vehicle through the driver’s side window.

The officer was able to extract himself without harm before Steed drove off.

Shortly thereafter, Steed crashed the vehicle into a parked car, and both he and the remaining passenger escaped on foot.

Despite a foot pursuit, the suspects evaded the officers.

However, a subsequent search of the area where the suspects were last seen led to the discovery of a Smith & Wesson 9 Compact, loaded with one 9mm round in the chamber and seven in the magazine.

Steed was later issued a citation for multiple offenses, including Failure to Stop for Police, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

The incident remains under investigation as authorities continue to search for the suspects.

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