A 17-year-old was arraigned today on charges he took a trip up to Tremont and Gurney streets on Mission Hill yesterday afternoon and began firing his P85 9mm semiautomatic handgun, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report.
He didn't hit anybody in the 3 p.m. barrage, the DA's office reports, adding a Boston Juvenile Court judge set the bail on the charges of delinquency by reason of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to police, officers alerted to the gunfire found him not long after on Terrace Street, where he allegedly attempted to elude them by playing it cool:
When the suspect noticed the officer, the suspect immediately reached down to his waistband with his left hand, and with his right hand, took out his cell phone and put it to his ear. The male continued to walk away from the officer holding his waistband with his left hand and furtively glancing over his shoulder at the officer. As other officers approached the suspect from the opposite side, the suspect ran at the officers while holding his waistband. After a brief struggle during which the suspect refused officers’ commands to show his hands, officers were able to apprehend the suspect and place him in handcuffs.
According to the DA's office, his gun still had seven rounds in its magazine and one in the chamber.