UPDATED, 3:45 p.m.
Boston Police report an officer shot at a suspect who refused to drop his gun when police arrived at a gun battle early this morning.
Police say officers arrived at Kingsdale and Wales streets around 12:45 a.m. to find "suspect/s actively shooting." Specifically, they found a guy shooting at a car on Kingsdale:
Officers chased the suspect who was still in possession of the firearm.
At the Intersection of Kingsdale and Wales Street officers encountered the same male suspect, ordered him to stop and drop his firearm. The male suspect repeatedly refused to comply with the officers directives. At least one officer discharged his weapon. There were no injuries in relation to this incident.
Michael Coke, 38, of Roxbury, was then charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, police say.
He was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court today, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The DA's office adds:
Coke was additionally charged as an armed career criminal based on prior convictions for unlawful firearm possession in 1997 and 2008 and prior convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in 2001 and 2008.
Coke survived getting shot in a separate incident on Greenwood Street this past spring.
Stanley Staco reports police were looking for a red, four-door Honda that raced away from the scene.
The incident comes six days after a gun battle in Roxbury that left one suspect dead and two officers injured.