Boston Police report arresting Pete Gallop, 26, of Roxbury, on charges he used a gun to beat a woman after the two got into a collision around 1:40 a.m.
The woman suffered minor injuries from the beating, but was not injured when Gallop's gun discharged in the middle of the attack, which happened outside 21 Dudley St., police say.
An officer was exiting the police station parking lot when he heard the sound of gunshots nearby. While conducting a search of the area, the officer observed a motor vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign while turning from Dudley Street onto Shawmut Avenue. The officer pulled the car over and as he approached to speak with the operator, his police radio began to relay information regarding a possible shooting in the area the vehicle had just fled. The driver, later identified as Pete Gallop, 26, of Roxbury, apparently heard the radio transmission as well as he quickly stated “Yo bro, it’s not me, it’s not me” and began to conceal his right hand from the officer’s view. After additional units arrived, the suspect was removed from the vehicle and frisked at which time officers recovered a loaded Glock handgun from his waistband area. The suspect was placed in custody without incident.
He faces arraignment tomorrow in Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm and discharing a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.