Boston Police report arresting a Charlestown teen on illegal-weapons charges yesterday, along with two relatives - one just 13 - whom they say tried to stop the arrest.
Police say officers looking for suspects in a morning stabbing near Charlestown High spotted a teen who looked like he might have been one of the people they were looking for, around 1:50 p.m., not far from the high school:
On seeing the officers, the teen started running, police say:
As officers continued the pursuit, the suspect held his waist as if he were holding a heavy object in his waistband. The suspect was met by another male at the rear entrance to 73 O’Reilly Way. The second individual slammed the door on officers in an effort to prevent them from entering the building. Officers were able to enter and the foot pursuit continued up several flights of stairs. At this time, officers observed the suspect slam a metallic object on the window sill. Officers commanded the suspect to get on the ground, to which the suspect refused. A violent struggle ensued in which the second suspect attacked officers as they attempted to place the first suspect into custody. At this time an apartment door opened and a female exited, the female began screaming at officers. The female suspect then began grabbing at the officers arms in an effort to free the suspects. Following the struggle, officers were able to place all three individuals into custody. A canvas of the area allowed officers to locate a loaded firearm with a round in the chamber.
The kid, 16, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and batter on a police officer. His brother, 13, and Consuela Ferguson, 33, were charged with resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.
The 16-year-old juvenile is charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and two counts of A&B on a Police Officer.