Boston Police report a man officers spotted running down Talbot Avenue with a gun pointed the loaded weapon at them before running off.
With a growing number of officers chasing him, Shavea Ferguson, 19, was eventually arrested without further incident on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and multiple counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to police and the Suffolk County District Attorneys office.
Police say the incident started around 6:50 p.m. when drug officers on patrol on Talbot Avenue near Dorchester Avenue "observed an individual sprinting down the street with a silver-colored firearm in his hand." Police say the officers got out of their cruiser and ordered him to stop and drop the gun:
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect initially pointed his firearm in the direction of the officers and then, reconsidering his decision, took off on foot. Officers quickly gave chase in an effort to apprehend the suspect. Despite repeated commands instructing the suspect to drop the weapon, the suspect refused and continued running. After a lengthy foot pursuit, officers were able to chase down and apprehend the suspect. A search of the immediate area, retracing the steps taken during the foot chase, enabled officers to locate and recover a loaded firearm that had been discarded by the suspect as he attempted to elude officers.
Ferguson is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester District Court today.